Saleh Bin Ali Jaber, security chief for Hadhramout governorate’s Shibam district, was supervising the implementation of a COVID-19 curfew when an explosive device blew up his car.

Hadhrami security chief assassinated 

The security chief for Hadhramout governorate’s Shibam district, Saleh Bin Ali Jaber, was killed Tuesday along with three others when an explosive device was detonated near the police vehicle they were traveling in. 

Jaber was out supervising the implementation of the district’s curfew, which aimed to help stop the spread of coronavirus, according to a source close to the chief. 

No one has claimed responsibility for the assassination. Jaber has been the target of several assassination attempts, the source added. 


Editing by Ahlam Mohsen and Casey Coombs 

Editor's note: An earlier version of this story said that the explosive device blew up inside Jaber's vehicle. The device, thought to be a roadside bomb, blew up near the truck. 



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