Armed robbery at Yemen bank in Aden

A soldier loyal to Yemen's government stands guard during a visit by Vice President and Prime Minister Khaled Bahah to the northern province of Marib on November 22, 2015. (Reuters)

An armed robbery took place at a branch of the Yemen International Bank in Aden yesterday (Saturday).

Meanwhile, a security source told the Arabic daily newspaper ‘Al Ittihad’ that unidentified gunmen had robbed about 60 million Yemeni riyals from the bank.

The security source added that the armed gang attacked a branch of the bank in the directorate of Al Mansoura and threatened employees and office workers.

He added they proceeded to loot the treasury which contained the money and fled.  The incident is under investigation to track down the militants.

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