Indian nun handcuffed, shot in head in Yemen

Indian nun handcuffed, shot in head in Yemen

One Indian nun was among the 16 people killed in Yemen when gunmen attacked a retirement home run by Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity. The nun's name is said to be Cecilia Minz.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had earlier tweeted that four Indian nurses were killed in the attack as she asked all Indians living in "danger zones" to return home. She also said the nurses stayed back in Yemen, ignoring advisories by the government. It was later confirmed that only one was Indian though all four 'nurses' were nuns from the Missionaries of Charity founded by Mother Teresa.

The gruesome attack has been condemned world over. Gunmen moved from room to room, handcuffing the victims before shooting them in the head.

The nuns were separated from the other victims, handcuffed and then shot. Reports say one of the nuns who survived hid in a fridge. There are around 80 residents living at the home.

This is the second attack on the Missionaries of Charity nuns in Yemen. In 1998 gunmen killed three nuns in the Red Sea port city of Hodeida.

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