Prominent Yemeni journalist and Houthi activist assassinated

Reuters News
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Posted: Mar 18, 2015 6:57 AM

SANAA (Reuters) - One of Yemen's top journalists and activists close to the country's dominant Houthi militia, Abdul Kareem al-Khaiwani, was killed on Wednesday, the group's official television channel al-Maseerah said.

Police sources say al-Khaiwani was shot dead near his house in the center of the capital Sanaa by unknown gunmen riding a motorbike.

(Reporting By Mohammed Ghobari, Writing by Noah Browning; Editing by Hugh Lawson)