tourists killed in hawdramuth - 18/1/8
No intention to frighten anybody, but a group of tourists was shot (3 people killed, several wounded) in Hawdramuth province three days ago. As far as we could figure out the shooting took place in Wadi Dowan. It is not clear yet if the attack was a robbery gone wrong or a terrorist act, but are a bit tense around there. No idea if you can still get permits for the area - probably yes, it's a mayor highlight.
More info at BBC NEWS | Middle East | Belgians killed in Yemen attack
To reassure you: it's a lovely country and we're convinced all yemeni's will condemn this attack.
In the attack the Yemeni driver also died. If anyone by any chance knows his name or the company he drove for, we'd love to know. We met some great drivers, are unable to contact them and are quite worried.