An intelligence officer of the Political Security, Khaldon Malik, was killed on Sunday morning in the heart of the capital Sana'a, security officers affirmed.
Eyewitnesses said that masked gunmen shot fire on Malik and managed to escape, pointing out that the officer was transferred to the hospital, but he died.
Dozens of the intelligence officers were killed by gunmen and the Yemeni authorities could not identify the perpetrators so for.
More than 60 Yemeni officers, most of them are intelligence officers, were killed across Yemen since the beginning of 2012.
Most assassinations carried out against intelligence officers have occurred in Aden and Sana'a which experience alarming insecurity since the popular uprising erupted against the former regime in early 2011.Yemeni analysts say that Al-Qaeda failed to target Yemeni strategic facilities and it resorted to assassinate high-ranking officers as a simple option.Leaders of political parties and ministers were frequently to subjected to assassination attempts in Sana'a and other major cities.
Yemeni political sides exchange accusations about inflaming instability and tensions in light of divisions among military units.
The Interior Ministry has directed to ban motorcycles with no registration plates in all Yemeni governorates as most assassinations were carried out by gunmen on motorcycles .
The ministry stated that security campaigns will be conducted to pursue those motorcycles which have no registrations plates.
Al-Qaeda in the Arab Peninsula had called its members to use motorcycles and avoid using vehicles after US drones increased against them.