Centre advises nationals against travelling to Yemen

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Apr 01, 2016 22:35 IST
Indians evacuated from Yemen arrive at Kolkata’s Howrah Station. (HT Photo)

In the fourth advisory in a year’s time, India on Friday advised its nationals against travelling to war-torn Yemen.

They are advised against travelling in “any circumstances, by any means, for any purpose to Yemen, where an Indian nun has been killed and a priest abducted in recent attacks.

Asserting that the security situation in Yemen continues to remain fragile, the External Affairs Ministry in its advisory said, “In light of the recent terrorist attacks in Aden, which resulted in killing of an Indian nun and abduction of one priest, Indian nationals are again strongly advised to avoid travelling to Yemen under any circumstances for any purpose till further notice.”

Tom Uzhunnalil, a priest from Kerala, was abducted by after the Islamic State militant group, which attacked a care home run by Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity.

Gunmen had stormed the refuge for the elderly earlier this month and killed a Yemeni guard before tying up and shooting 15 other employees.

Four foreign nuns, including an Indian, working as nurses were among those killed.

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