Rebels kill soldier, aid worker in Yemen's Taiz

Unidentified militants shot a Yemeni army soldier and an aid worker dead in the central province of Taiz, a security source has said.

"A group of unknown militants opened fire on the soldier and a Red Crescent worker who were riding a motorbike in the Mudhafar district, killing them both instantly," the source told The Anadolu Agency on condition of anonymity, adding that the attackers had managed to escape.

No group has claimed responsibility for the deadly shooting, but such attacks are typically blamed on the Al-Qaeda-linked Ansar al-Sharia militant group.

Yemen has been dogged by turmoil since pro-democracy protests forced autocratic president Ali Abdullah Saleh to step down in 2012 after 33 years in power.