Hospital Invaded by Armed Group [Archives:2000/33/Front Page]

August 14 2000

A 25-gunman group on Tuesday broke into Toor Al-Bahah hospital in Lahj, 100 km away from Aden, and controlled all the wards of the hospital. They did not allow anybody in or out of the hospital. They started searching for two nurses who said to be involved in revenge crimes with the tribe of the gunmen.
The hospital administration said the two nurses have already been dismissed when it came to know about the nature of their problems and referred their case to the security apparatus concerned.
Press sources in Lahj reported that after some mediation by al-Makaterah sheikh, the armed men acceded to leave the hospital on condition that the sheikh would negotiate their issue with the security parties concerned to meet their demands.