The clashes follow an ambush by the Ghadder Al-Shar’abi gang on rival Ghazwan Al-Mekhlafi’s convoy a week ago north of Taiz city
Gang violence in Taiz governorate kills one, injures five
Fighting between the Ghadder Al-Shar’abi and Ghazwan Al-Mekhlafi armed gangs in Taiz governorate killed one gunman and injured five others, including two children in the early hours of Wednesday.
Eyewitnesses in the area said Ghazwan Al-Mekhlafi attacked Ghadder Al-Shar’abi in the Wadi Al-Qadi area in northern Taiz. The fighting escalated when the two sides started using medium-sized machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades.
Taiz police who intervened to stop the clashes arrested some men, while others fled, witnesses said.
The clashes follow an ambush by Ghadder Al-Shar’abi on Ghazwan Al-Mekhlafi’s convoy a week ago in Osifrah, north of Taiz city, which killed two gunmen and injured three others, including the Ghazwan Al-Mekhlafi leader.
Citizens have appealed to the local authority and army leadership to take actions against gangs who threaten their security.