Cairo: A man had shot dead 12 members of his family in Yemen in a crime that has shocked the nation, a media reported said Tuesday.
The man had also injured with his gun three soldiers who attempted to arrest him in Yemen’s central governorate of Al Bayda, the Yemeni online newspaper Adan Al Ghad said.
He was later shot dead in a security raid, the paper added, quoting local sources.
The man, identified as Amar Lajdah, went on a shooting rampage Monday evening in the house of the family of his estranged wife. The dead included a one-month-old baby, according to the report.
Yemen has been in the grip of devastating war since late 2014 after Iran-aligned Al Houthi militia toppled the internationally recognised government and seized parts of the impoverished country including the capital Sana’a.