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23 Apr 2020 | 09:53 AM UTC

Yemen: One killed following militant attack in Abyan province April 22

Yemen News Alert

One security officer killed and another kidnapped in suspected al-Qaeda attack in Abyan province on April 22; similar attacks possible over the near term

TIMEFRAME expected from 4/23/2020, 12:00 AM until 4/26/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Aden). COUNTRY/REGION Yemen


Media sources have reported that several suspected Al-Qaeda militants attacked a security checkpoint in Lawdar district in Abyan province on Wednesday, April 22, leaving at least one security officer killed. One police officer was kidnapped during the attack and taken to an unknown location. Reports are emerging.


Due to poor security conditions, many Western governments advise their citizens against all travel to Yemen. Travel to the country should only be considered with proper security protocols in place. Professional security advice and support should be sought prior to travel.


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