Gunmen killed early Monday a security officer in central Yemen, the second assassination in a week and the latest in a spate of targeted killings against military and security officials since 2011.
The Defense Ministry reported on its website that two gunmen on a motorbike shot dead Colonel. Abbas Al-Maghrabi who worked as manager of the information section within the security department in Ibb governorate.
He was attacked while leaving his home to work, it said, adding that an investigation has been launched.
Ibb has recently been shaken by surging violence including bombings against Houthi militants who seized the city after battles with local tribes.
A week ago, gunmen shot dead an intelligence officer in downtown the capital city of Sanaa.
Hundreds of military and security officers have been targeted since 2011 and the country continues to experience alarming security deterioration.
In southern and southeastern regions, Al-Qaeda claimed responsibility for most of killings.
In these regions, Al-Qaeda has also been carrying out deadly operations against security and military installations, camps and checkpoints.