US citizen killed in Yemen

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A U.S. citizen of Yemeni descent has been killed at a military checkpoint in the Yemeni province of Lahaj, sources say.

Abdi Malik Al-Sanbani was killed hours after landing at Aden International Airport.

Sources say the deceased, who has lived in the United States for eight years, is returning with a longing for his sister in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa.

Yemeni media reported that the deceased was killed when his vehicle reached a military checkpoint, was brutally killed, and his money and luggage from the were stolen.

It is not clear why the US citizen was killed, although the killing appeared to be an armed robbery.

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