Gunmen kill 16, including 4 nuns, in Yemen retirement home

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Friday, March 4, 2016
Shiite rebels, known as Houthis, hold a poster of Hezbollah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah during a gathering to show their support to Hezbollah in Sanaa, Yemen

SANAA, Yemen -- Yemeni security officials say gunmen have stormed a retirement home in the southern city of Aden, killing 16 people, including 4 Indian nuns.

The officials say that the gunmen raided the home for the elderly on Friday, separating the nuns from the others and then shooting them. They later handcuffed the elderly people and opened fire.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the press.

The home is located in the Sheikh Osman district in Aden.

Aden descended into lawlessness after a Saudi-led coalition recaptured the city from Shiite Houthi rebels last summer.

Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a wave of deadly attacks in Aden, including a suicide bombing that killed the governor and several assassination attempts on top officials.