Aden: Suspected Al-Qaeda gunmen killed an anti-terror judge in Yemen`s southern port city of Aden in the latest of a series of assassinations against officials.
Masked gunmen, believed to be linked to Yemen-based Al-Qaeda branch, late Monday shot a local judge named Abdul-Hadi Muflhi, Xinhua quoted police as saying.
Muflhi died on the spot "after receiving several gunshots from two gunmen", witnesses said.
The killing took place two hours after Aden`s authorities issued decision to ban the movement of motorbikes on the city`s streets, a police officer said.
Local security sources blamed Al-Qaeda for the attack though no organisation has claimed responsibility.
During the past few days, several military intelligence officers, government officials and anti-terror judges were killed in Aden in similar drive-by shootings claimed either by Al-Qaeda or the Islamic State terrorist group.
Yemen, an impoverished Arab country, has been mired in chaos since last March when a war broke out between Shia Houthi rebels supported by former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, and government forces backed by a Saudi-led Arab coalition.