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Yemen: 4 nuns among 16 killed by gunmen in Aden retirement home00:59

Yemen: 4 nuns among 16 killed by gunmen in Aden retirement home

Yemen, Aden
March 4, 2016 at 15:24 GMT +00:00 · Published

Yemeni security officials say gunmen stormed a retirement home in the southern city of Aden, Friday, killing 16 people, including four Indian nuns.

Officials said that the gunmen raided the home for the elderly located in the Sheikh Osman district in Aden, separating the nuns from the others and then shooting them. They later handcuffed the elderly people and opened fire.

Officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorised to speak to the press.

The so-called Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) has claimed responsibility for a wave of deadly attacks in Aden, including a suicide bombing that killed the governor and several assassination attempts on top officials.

Yemen: 4 nuns among 16 killed by gunmen in Aden retirement home00:59
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Yemeni security officials say gunmen stormed a retirement home in the southern city of Aden, Friday, killing 16 people, including four Indian nuns.

Officials said that the gunmen raided the home for the elderly located in the Sheikh Osman district in Aden, separating the nuns from the others and then shooting them. They later handcuffed the elderly people and opened fire.

Officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorised to speak to the press.

The so-called Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) has claimed responsibility for a wave of deadly attacks in Aden, including a suicide bombing that killed the governor and several assassination attempts on top officials.

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