Explosion in Hawta [Archives:1998/24/Local News]

June 15 1998

A bomb went off at about 6pm on Saturday, 13 June at Al-Hawta marketplace in the Governorate of Lahaj, announced a source at the Ministry of the Interior.
According to eyewitness accounts, the perpetrator, probably from the village of Al-Daba, was seen reaching underneath his belt – pretending to take some money out; while in fact he detonated the bomb.
In addition to the culprit, 5 people were killed and 8 were injured – 3 seriously.