Gunmen opened fire at the headquarters of the police station in Yemen’s Hajja province Sunday injuring four people including two soldiers and two passersby, Almasdar reported quoting eyewitnesses.
A bullet pierced the neck of one of the victims and emerged from the other side leaving him in critical condition, according to the eyewitnesses.
“The gunmen from the Sheraqi area carried out the attack from the Heswi mountain which looks over the police station and the governmental complex in Hajja,” they added.
The attack triggered the local security committee to meet and decide to take action to prevent all armed scenes in the province.
Earlier this week gunmen who were believed to be fans of the General People’s Congress of the former president Ali Abdullah Saleh tried to prevent the newly appointed security director Abdul Malik Al-Madani from entering his office.
Apart from the Hajja incident, three people including a woman were injured after an unknown attacker exploded a bomb at the Juhaim market in downtown Yemen’s southern Taiz province on Sunday, the website reported.
Taiz has witnessed a string of explosions including deadly ones at markets in recent months. Most attacks were carried out by unknown perpetrators.
Investigations have been launched into the two incidents.