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Yemen Gun Attack: 6 Ethiopians Among 16 Dead in Retirement Home Run by Catholic Nuns in Aden

Posted by addisethiopia on March 4, 2016

EthioYemenUnidentified gunmen stormed a retirement home run by Catholic nuns in the southern city of Aden on Friday shooting 16 people to death, including 4 Indian nuns, Yemeni security officials and witnesses said.

Two gunmen surrounded the home for the elderly in Aden while another four fighters entered the building, witnesses and officials said. They said the gunmen moved from room to room, handcuffing the victims before shooting them in the head.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the press.

One nun who survived and was rescued by locals said that she hid inside a fridge in a store room after hearing a Yemeni guard shouting “run, run.”

Khaled Haidar told The Associated Press that he counted sixteen bodies, including that of his brother, Radwan. All had been shot in the head and were handcuffed. He said that in addition to the four Indian nuns, six Ethiopians, one Yemeni cook, and Yemeni guards were among those killed.

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