Gunman kills eight at two schools in Yemen
March 30, 1997
Web posted at: 2:26 p.m. EST (1926 GMT)
SAN`A, Yemen (CNN) -- An irate father opened fire at two high
schools in the Yemeni capital of San`a on Sunday, killing at
least eight people, including six children.
The gunman, identified as Hassan Ali al-Baadani, went from
room to room firing at hundreds of students at the Al-Tallai
private high school and a neighboring school. Among the dead
were the headmistress of Al-Tallai, a cafeteria worker and
the six children.
An Interior Ministry statement said 11 pupils from the two
schools and three other people were wounded. Witnesses said
al-Baadani, whose two daughters attend Al-Tallai, was
apparently distraught at unspecified "indiscretions" by his
Reuters contributed to this report.
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