Islamic militants storm supermarket in Yemen’s city of Aden

Security officials and witnesses say Islamic militants have stormed a supermarket in Yemen’s southern city of Aden, firing into the air and taking hostages. They say about 30 militants arrived at the supermarket in four pickup trucks on Sunday afternoon. Shoppers fled when the militants fired in the air, but an unknown number were trapped inside the facility when the gunmen locked the doors. The witnesses say the militants shouted that they were protesting the mingling of men and women in the supermarket and demanded that female employees cover their faces, in keeping with a strict interpretation of Islamic law.



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