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Yemen bank manager killed in attempted robbery

The manager of the National Bank of Yemen’s Aden branch was killed during an attempted armed robbery yesterday, a senior banking official revealed.

More than ten armed men wearing army uniform raided the bank’s Mansoura branch yesterday, Chairman of the bank’s Board of Directors, Mohammed Halaboub, wrote on Facebook.

The gang arrived in a white minibus which had no number plate, leaving it outside during the heist.

“The gang forced the bank staff to lie down on the ground and asked the branch manager, the martyr Abdullah Salem Al-Naqib to open the bank’s safe. He told them that the safes can only be opened using three keys which are distributed amongst three people.”

Halaboub added: “After their attempts to threaten him and urge staff to force him to open the safe, they fatally shot him in the head and put shot the security guard, the hero Ghassan Zeid Hussein Al-Mushawashi, hitting him in the neck and then fled.”

He added: “The competent security authorities are doing their duty to investigate and prosecute the perpetrators, adding that details of the crime documented by video evidence will be released at the appropriate time.”

However, video footage has already been circulated online.

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