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UN tells staff to stay at home after German killed in Yemen

Published 07/10/2013 | 13:42

People chat as they sit next to a closed shop in the Old City of Ibb, the provincial capital of Yemen's central province of Ibb, October 6, 2013. Yemeni authorities are seeking to add the historic city to the World Heritage List of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), media reports said. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah (YEMEN - Tags: SOCIETY)
People chat as they sit next to a closed shop in the Old City of Ibb, the provincial capital of Yemen's central province of Ibb
A man walks as another prays at the grand mosque in the Old City of Ibb
A man prays at a mosque in the Old City of Ibb

The United Nations told its staff in Yemen to stay home today, a day after gunmen shot dead a German embassy security guard.

International humanitarian organisations have also advised staff to limit their movements, an aid worker said.

"Staff should remain at home and not travel. No travel to shops or elsewhere is approved. Tomorrow is uncertain and all Staff should be very cautious." said an internal note sent by the U.N.'s Department of Safety and Security.

The German security guard was gunned down in Hadda district, in southerwwestern Sanaa, where the embassy is located. It was the latest in a series of attacks on foreign and local officials in the U.S.-allied state. No one has claimed responsibility.

Reuters

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