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Yemen's military intelligence agency chief injured in Houthi drone strike dies

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of Yemen's intelligence agency Brigadier injured in a Houthi drone strike against an parade died of his wounds on Sunday, an said.

The Iranian-backed Shiite Houthi group targeted the strategic air base of Anad three days ago, killing six soldiers and injuring 20 others including high-ranking commanders, reported citing officials.

Tamah was seriously injured along with the army's of staff and moved immediately to receive treatment in the southern port city of Aden, informed sources said.

According to medical sources based in Aden, the of Tamah were very severe and he underwent a number of surgeries but died of his wounds earlier in the day.

Tamah was born in 1950 in province, in Yemen's south, and appointed by the internationally-backed Yemeni to lead the intelligence agency last year.

of the Fourth and the of Lahj, are still receiving treatment in

The claimed responsibility and said through their media that the drone attack on the military parade in came as a "response to the continued raids of Saudi aggression targeting innocent citizens."

Yemeni observers warned that the Houthi drone strike that targeted the Saudi-backed commanders could jeopardize the ongoing efforts aimed at ending the country's conflict peacefully.

They said that the deliberately attacked the pro-government military parade in an act aimed at putting the country's peace process in jeopardy and escalating the situation militarily just to get away from implementing Sweden's agreement.

The impoverished Arab country has been locked in a civil war since the Iranian-backed Shiite Houthi rebels overran much of the country militarily and seized all northern provinces, including the capital Sanaa, in 2014.

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First Published: Sun, January 13 2019. 19:58 IST
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