16 dead in gun attack on Yemen care home

ADEN: At least 16 people, including four Indian nurses, were killed when gunmen opened fire Friday at an elderly care home in Yemen’s main southern city of Aden, security officials said.

Four gunmen stormed the facility in Aden’s Sheikh Othman district, killing a guard before tying up and shooting employees, the officials told AFP. Dozens of stricken family members arrived at the site following the attack, witnesses said.

One official said the attackers were “extremists” and blamed the Islamic State group, which has been gaining ground in Aden in recent months. The dead nurses were Indian nuns, the officials said, adding that the rest of those killed were Yemenis working at the home.