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8 killed as gunman opens fire on wedding in Yemen

A gunman in Yemen
A gunman

Eight people were killed and 13 others were injured last night in a shooting in Yemen’s southwestern Ibb province, a local official told the Anadolu Agency.

Speaking on condition of anonymity, the official said that a masked gunman had opened fire on a wedding party in the town of Mudhaykhirah in Ibb’s Hamir district.

“Armed with a machine gun, the attacker opened fire on wedding guests – including children – until he ran out of ammunition,” the official said.

In the confusion, the unidentified perpetrator fled the scene, the official added, noting that the motive for the attack remained unknown.

The town of Mudhaykhirah is currently under the control of Yemen’s Houthi group, which overran much of the country – including the capital Sanaa – in 2014.

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