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Aden bans motorcycle driving

A security committee in Aden, South Yemen, has banned motorcycle driving in all districts of the province starting from Wednesday.

An official source said that, "the decision comes as a result of the increase in murders carried out by criminal elements which use motorcycles in committing their crimes," as quoted by the official news agency of Yemen.

The source urged "all citizens to report any gunmen using motorcycles."

Aden and other Yemeni provinces are witnessing a wave of assassination attempts against military and security, with perpetrators of such attacks often using motorcycles for a quick getaway.

Last year, Yemeni authorities banned motorcycle driving in the capital Sanaa for the same reason, but people have resumed driving motorcycles again following the lawlessness that descended on the capital after it fell in the hands of Ansar Allah (al-Huthi) group last September.

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