ADEN, Yemen, May 11 (Xinhua) -- An officer of Yemen's security forces was killed by unknown shooters in the country's southern port city of Aden on Wednesday, a government official told Xinhua.
"Salim Saif Radfani, an officer of the security forces in charge of guarding the Aden International Airport, was killed in an area close to the airport," the local official said on condition of anonymity.
Radfani was stopped by a vehicle carrying masked shooters while driving his own car near the Aden airport compound, according to the source.
"The gunmen rained a barrage of gunshots on the officer's car and killed him instantly inside his car," he said.
The official confirmed that terrorists' fingerprints were found in preliminary investigation with more going on into the drive-by shooting attack.
Since 2015, the Saudi-backed Yemeni government has been based in Aden.
Local authorities are trying to maintain security and stability in the strategic Yemeni port city which suffers from sporadic bombing incidents and drive-by shooting attacks.
Yemen has been mired in a civil war since late 2014, when the Iran-backed Houthi rebels seized control of several northern provinces and forced the internationally-recognized government out of the capital Sanaa. ■