Alsahwa Net- Unidentified gunmen on Sunday assassinated an officer at a checkpoint in the city of Tareem, Hadhramout governorate.
Last week an activist of the Islah party and a principal of a private school Ali al-Da’osi, and another man were assassinated in the port city of Aden.
Aden is has been witnessing a wave of assassinations against activists of the Islah party, mosque preachers, government soldiers and political activists. All the assassination cases remain an unresolved mystery since no one case was investigated into or any arrests in connection with the crime were made.
It is widely feared that extremists could be behind the assassinations of mainstream clerics to create a vacuum for extremist preachers.
On Friday, the Yemeni political parties issued a statement in which they expressed deep concern at the criminal assassinations carried out in the temporary capital of Aden and other governorates against dozens of social, political and military figures, resistance leaders, religious scholars and mosque imams.
“The most recent crimes were the assassination of an activist of the Islah party, Ali al-Da’usi, the assassination attempt against the activist Dabwan Galib and the illegal arrest of two other activists in the governorate of Abyan,” the statement signed by the General People’s Congress the Yemeni Congregation for Reform and other parties went on.
While the political parties strongly condemned the crimes against civilians, they affirmed that such acts risk security and public order and hold Aden’s security authorities fully responsible for maintaining security, protecting civilians, pursuing perpetrators of assassinations and bring them to justice to be punished.
“We assure that targeting political activists from any party is endangering political life as a whole and damaging coexistence and social peace, and driving the country to be embroiled in a state of turmoil and turbulence in favor of hidden agendas which do not wish Yemen to be stable and secure” they went on.
“We warn against the continuation of assassinations in the capital Aden which only aim to undermine the state institutions and the legitimate government , and plunge the country into turmoil and disorder. These assassinations are in the interests of violence and turbulence groups, the Houthi coup and Iran’s projects in the region. They also shake the community confidence in the state security services.”
They further called on the Interior Ministry to do its duties, integrate security services and unite them under the command of the state, urging all security services to be in side of the legitimate government, protect the temporary capital of Aden and put an end to all violence and repression.
“Aden must be the city of coexistence to all Yemenis and an exemplary model to all other Yemeni liberated areas. All Yemenis look forward to see Aden as the city of peace, political pluralism and varying culture, and free of hatred and all forms of intolerance,” they added.