Violence rages in Yemen with a Houthi field commander gunned down in Sanaa and at least one person killed in five bomb attacks in the capital. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
Blood spills in Yemen. Unknown gunmen shot dead Faisal Al-Sharif, a Houthi field commander in Sanaa. No one is immediately claiming responsibility for the attacks An eyewitness says the gunmen fled the scene. (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) EYEWITNESS, MAHMOOD DAHAN, SAYING: "A man was buying water from the store and two men, riding a motorcycle, opened fire at him. After that, they took his rifle and drove away." The attack comes on a day of violence in the Yemeni capital with a least one person dead amid five bomb attacks. (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) WITNESS AHMED ALI AL-QAIL, SAYING: "What happened was that we heard a big explosion. After two minutes the second explosion occurred and we found cars and houses crushed by the blast" Yemen has been in turmoil since mass protests in 2011 forced long-ruling President Ali Abdullah Saleh to step down. But tensions have increased after the Houthi takeover of Sanaa in September.