Sunday, March 6, 2016

Nuns among 16 killed in Yemen as gunmen storm retirement home


Four gunmen entered home run by Mother Theresa charity claiming they wanted to visit their mothers – then they opened fire



Gunmen in southern Yemen have stormed a retirement home run by a charity established by Mother Teresa, killing 16 people, including four Catholic nuns, according to officials and witnesses.

Four gunmen reportedly entered the the home housing about 80 elderly people in Aden on Friday, on the pretext that they wanted to visit their mothers at the facility.

The gunmen moved from room to room, handcuffing the victims before shooting them in the head. A nun who survived and was rescued by local residents said she hid inside a fridge in a storeroom after hearing a Yemeni guard shouting “run, run”.

Khaled Haidar said that he counted 16 bodies, including that of his brother, Radwan. All had been shot in the head and were handcuffed. He said one Yemeni cook and Yemeni guards were among those killed.

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