Senior army officer killed in S. Yemen

By Fouad Mosaad, Monday, May 05, 2014

A senior Yemeni army officer was killed on Monday in the southern city of Aden, a security source said.

A senior Yemeni army officer was killed on Monday in the southern city of Aden, a security source said.

ADEN, Yemen – A senior Yemeni army officer was killed on Monday in the southern city of Aden, a security source said.

Col. Seif al-Morshidi, an officer in the 4th Military Zone, was killed at his office late on Monday," the source told Anadolu Agency, requesting anonymity.

No further details were available.

Another security source, meanwhile, said investigations showed that al-Morshidi had been killed by a shot from his own gun.

Yemeni officials could not be reached for comment.

Yemen has been dogged by turmoil since pro-democracy protests in 2011 forced autocratic president Ali Abdullah Saleh to step down after 33 years in power.

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