Yemen: Soldier kills two foreign workers, wounds others in shooting attack
A soldier opened fire Saturday at employees of an international oil company in Yemen, killing two Asians and seriously injuring an American, two Britons, a Tunisian and a Yemeni, security and local officials said.
Shabwa province governor, Ali al-Maqqdishi, identified the guard as Jamel Mohammed el-Raaie, and said he was "mentally disturbed."
According to AFP, a witness said the soldier started firing as a helicopter carrying staff from California-based Occidental Petroleum Corporation (Oxy) landed at an oil facility in a southeastern area of the country. Yemen's interior ministry said the dead were a female Indian oil engineer and a Filipino man.
The gunman began shooting in a "hysterical manner" at the Oxy installation he was assigned to guard, the ministry said. He was then was shot and wounded by fellow soldiers before being captured and was later deemed by a local official to be suffering from "emotional problems".
The ministry said the attack occurred at Oxy's Block S-1 in the eastern province of Shabwah, a rugged inhospitable desert area.
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