Armed groups have on Monday attacked the building of the Immigration and Passport Department in the centre of Taiz city, southwest Yemen.
Sources said that gunmen fired a barrage of bullets at the Passport Department’s building and forced employees to leave.
The attack comes only a few days after the resumption of work in the Immigration and Passport Department’s branch in Taiz, which had been suspended for two months.
According to the sources, the same armed gang also attacked the private residence of the passports department’s director in al-Shammasi neighbourhood.
Local sources explained that the gang is trying to subdue the passport department director and force him to intervene to end a court case investigating the murder of his deputy.