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27 May 2020 | 05:25 AM UTC

Yemen: Landmine kills security personnel in Hadramout province May 26

Yemen News Alert

Landmine kills at least six security personnel in Shibam district (Hadramout province) on May 26; no group immediately claims responsibility for blast

TIMEFRAME expected from 5/27/2020, 12:00 AM until 5/30/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Aden). COUNTRY/REGION Hadramaut (Yemen), Shibam district (Hadramout province)


At least six security personnel were killed on Tuesday, May 26, after their vehicle hit a landmine in Shibam district (Hadramout province). According to media sources, a senior security official and five of his bodyguards were killed in the incident. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the roadside blast.

Similar attacks are possible in Yemen over the near term.


Yemen is engaged in a complex and deadly conflict, ongoing since Houthi rebels entered a civil war with the Yemeni government, supported by a Saudi-led coalition, in 2015. The Saudi-led coalition has carried out thousands of airstrikes in Yemen since its intervention began. Hundreds of Yemeni civilians have been killed in the strikes, which have hit schools, hospitals, and markets, in addition to Houthi militant positions and personnel. In total, more than 10,000 Yemenis have died in the fighting and some 3 million have been displaced.


Due to poor security conditions, many Western governments strongly 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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