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Al-Qaida Yemen offshoot claims murder of Huthi official

Al-Qaida's Yemen affiliate claimed responsibility for the murder of an award-winning journalist turned top official of the Shiite Huthi militia, the group said on Thursday on Twitter.

The claim was made by Ansar al-Sharia, or Partisans of Sharia (Islamic law), which is linked to the Sunni extremist al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP).

A brief statement on Twitter said two militants of the group riding motorcycles opened fire on Abdul Karim al-Khiwani on Wednesday near his home in the centre of Sanaa, before fleeing. 


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