( dpa )- Yemen's Interior Ministry announced on Saturday a reward for information leading to the capture of gunmen who killed two Belgian tourists and two Yemenis in the south-east of the country the previous day.
"The Interior Ministry is offering a reward of up to 15 million riyals (about 75,000 dollars) for information leading to the arrest of the perpetrators of the cowardly terrorist attack on the Belgian tourists in Hadhramout province," the ministry said in a statement.
Unknown gunmen opened fire on a convoy of tourists in Hadhramout , around 900 kilometres from the capital Sana'a Friday, killing two female Belgian tourists and two Yemenis.
Another Belgian tourist and three Yemenis were wounded in the attack.
The assailants opened fire on four Land Cruiser vehicles carrying 15 tourists in the Doan area of Hadhramout as the tourists were visiting a historical site.
Local officials said the attackers fled the scene in a sports utility vehicle and that military and police patrols were deployed late Friday to chase them. Military helicopters were also backing the manhunt efforts.
The attack was the second against Western tourists in Yemen within six months. Last July eight Spanish tourists were killed when a suicide bomber linked to al-Qaeda rammed a car packed with explosives into their convoy in the cental province of Marib .