Pregnant Yemeni journalist killed in car explosion

Journalist Rasha Abdullah al-Harazi was in a automotive along with her husband, Mahmoud Ameen al-Atmy, additionally a reporter, when the incident befell. An explosive machine was hooked up to the automotive whereas the journalists had been driving close to the Abyan seashore, the nation’s state-run company reported.

Al-Atmy survived the blast however was critically injured, in accordance with the Yemen Journalist Syndicate (YJS).

“The Syndicate considers this crime a reprehensible precedent, and expresses fear that it serves as a dangerous indicator of a new and violent phase targeting journalists in Yemen,” the YJS stated.

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Video filmed by Reuters confirmed the aftermath of the explosion, with a number of onlookers inspecting the charred husk of the car on the facet of the street. The entrance of the automotive appeared to have been utterly ripped aside by the explosive.

The Yemen’s Saudi-backed Ministry for Human Rights stated that al-Harazi was 9 months’ pregnant whereas Saudi-owned TV channel Al Arabiya stated that al-Atmy labored for them as a reporter.

The YJS known as the explosion a “targeted” assault, nevertheless no group has claimed accountability but.

Aden serves as a brief seat for the Saudi-backed authorities, which has continued fighting Iran-backed Houthi rebels throughout the war-torn nation. The years-long civil conflict has value hundreds of lives and plunged Yemen right into a humanitarian disaster.
The metropolis, nevertheless, is managed by the Southern Transitional Council, a separatist group, which regularly clashes with the federal government regardless of a power-sharing agreement signed in Riyadh.

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