Yemen: Indian nun among four Missionaries of Charity sisters dead

Aden: Four nuns of the Missionaries of Charity, including one from India, were killed by unidentified gunmen at a care home for the elderly in Yemen's southern port city of Aden.

The Indian nun has been identified as Sister M. Anseleme, 57, from Jharkhand. Of the other three nuns, two were from Rwanda and another from Kenya, the spokesperson said in Kolkata.

The spokesperson said three of the assailants barged into the home on Friday morning and opened fire indiscriminately on the sisters and the volunteers.

However, the gunmen did not target the inmates.

According to information received by the MoC, another of its nuns and a priest were missing, though they seemed to have survived.

In Thiruvananthapuram, a Kerala government official said that a nun and a priest from the state were in the care home.

"What we have been told is that a Kerala nun attached to the Missionaries of Charity was there and is believed to have escaped, while a priest who was residing in the home is not reachable on his mobile," said the official.

The home, set up by Mother Teresa in 1992, houses 61 elderly destitutes.

IANS