We want to meet our mother- Gunman told guard at old age home in Yemen

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The attack at the Yemeni port city of Aden in which an Indian nun was killed has left India concerned.

India is gathering all possible information relating to the attack which was carried out by gunmen at the old age home run by the Kolkata based Missionaries of Charity.


The Indian embassy camp at Dijbouti has informed the Ministry of External Affairs that there were around four attackers who entered the premises on the pretext that they wanted to meet with their mothers. They first shot the guard and then fired indiscriminately.

The MEA has learnt that these attackers were dressed in a blue uniform and their only intention was to destroy the old age home. They destroyed the statues present in the old age home and also fired at the Chapel thus destroying it completely.

The MEA has also learnt as per the preliminary investigation being conducted at Aden that the gun men never spoke anything. They just entered and began firing indiscriminately, the MEA has also learnt.

Further it has also been stated that none of those present in the old age home were handcuffed at shot. The gunmen entered the premises and when they opened fire the nuns tried to flee. However they shot dead while trying to escape the investigation has also suggested.

Return home:

The MEA has urged Indians living in such conflict or danger zones to return to India immediately.

The MEA has been constantly telling Indians not just in Yemen, but in other danger zones such as Iraq and Syria to come back to India immediately. However many Indians have failed to return due to economic problems.

Many Indians have raised personal loans before setting out to these countries. They are caught in between the danger and also economic problems. Most chose to take the risk as they fear of being hounded by the money lenders and their agents who insist repayment of the loan with high rates of interests.

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