AL-TAREEQ: Aden weekly, 29-9-98. [Archives:1998/40/Press Review]

October 5 1998

(Independent)   Main Headline:
1- Political parties and prominent national figures strongly condemn the stabbing to death by a 30-year-old man of Sheikh Abdulqader Al-Hibshi, 80, Imam of the Ba-Alawi mosque, Seioun. Sectarian motives were cited.
2- The President inaugurates water and electricity projects in Hadhramaut.
3- Socialist Party Politburo member, Jarallah Omar: “The (1994) war has led Yemen into a dark tunnel.”
4- Aden municipality is to register and give number plates to the carts of street vendors.
5- A security officer in Taiz shot dead a man after taking over his plot of land and starting construction work on it.
Article Summary:
Firing at President’s Cup
While a football match was in progress at a stadium in Ataq, Shabwa, part of the President’s Cup, a Central Security soldier started firing his weapon. The cause was a scuffle with one of the spectators. Other soldiers also started firing in the air, while a truck-mounted machine gun was also fired inside the stadium.
A stampede ensued by frightened spectators, who either fled the place or fell to the ground in fear for their lives. The firing lasted for 5 minutes.