Sports Minister assassinated in Sana’a

The Houthi Interior Ministry accused the Saudi-led coalition of involvement in the assassination of Zaid.

Minister of Youths and Sports in the National Salvation Government in Sana’a Hassan Zaid was assassinated by unknown gunmen in the capital Sana’a on Tuesday morning.

Informed sources said that the minister was assassinated in Hadah street down town.

The minister was rushed to the German-Yemeni Hospital after being hit by a number of bullets, but he eventually died of his wounds.

The Houthi Interior Ministry accused the Saudi-led coalition of involvement in the assassination of Zaid.

Houthis’ Ministry of Interior said that Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr. Hassan Zaid, was martyred in an assassination carried out by criminal group affiliated to “US-Saudi aggression” in the capital, Sana’a.

An official source in the office of Prime Minister Dr. Abdulaziz bin Habtoor on Tuesday condemned the treacherous crime of assassination of Minister of Youth and Sports, Hassan Zaid, this morning in Sana’a, which led also to his daughter’s injury.

In a statement to the Yemeni News Agency (Saba), the source denounced this heinous crime, which targeted a leading civil and political figure known for his courageous stances against the Saudi-led coalition and its agents.

The source urged the security services, which started their immediate investigations, to intensify their efforts to uncover the circumstances of the crime, its perpetrators and those standing behind them, and inform the public opinion of the results of the investigations upon completion.

The source conveyed the condolences of the Prime Minister and members of the government to the family of the deceased, the youth movement and the people of the nation over this great loss.