Four Indian nurses killed in Yemen

New Delhi: Unknown gunmen attacked a care home for the elderly in Yemen’s southern port city Aden on Friday, killing 17 people including four Indian nurses, a security official told Xinhua.

The terrorists, numbering between 2 and 4, asked the guard to open the gate of the elderly home on the pretext of visiting their mothers. On entering inside, they first shot dead the gate keeper and then started shooting randomly on the inmates, officials in India’s camp office in Djibouti said.

They said the attack at the care home in Sheikh Othman District in Aden took place at around 1230 hours, killing at least 16 persons, including four Indian nuns.

“The assailants escaped soon after the attack. The area has been cordoned off and the police are investigating the incident,” the officials said.

In New Delhi, External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Vikas Swarup said government was trying to find out details of the Indians killed in the attack.

“We are trying to ascertain the details of the Indian victims,” he said.