Firing squad for Yemeni murderer

A Yemeni court has sentenced to death a man who shot dead seven boys and their teacher at a mosque in southern Yemen.

    Seven boys and a teacher were killed 300km south of the capital

    The court on Monday convicted Muhsen Yahya Munassar, 42, of murder and sentenced him to death by firing squad, court sources said.

    The boys were attending a summer camp for memorising the Quran at a mosque in Lahaj province, about 300km south of the capital Sanaa, when the gunman struck on 30 July. The boys were aged between eight and 15.

    Two other people were wounded in the attack.

    Clashes between tribes and groups are  frequent in the poor Arab country where unlicenced weapons are widespread after years of civil war.

    SOURCE: Reuters


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