A photojournalist from California was killed in a drone attack on a remote outpost in Yemen on Friday, the second U.N. official to die in a similar incident in less than a week.
The U.K.-based photographer, David Seaman, had just finished his assignment when the U.F.O. hit, according to the Yemeni government-run Sanaa News Agency.
Seaman was at the site where he was working to document the capture of Houthi fighters, a group of Shiite militants that has fought the Houthis since 2009.
He had been with the Sanaa-based group since 2015.
A U.P.A. drone hit a remote village where Seaman was taking pictures of the Houthi takeover.
He died instantly in the airstrike, according a statement from the U-N.
Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.
The U.A.’s Sanaa affiliate said Seaman had been killed while working on a drone photo assignment.
The Yemeni government says Houthi rebels killed Seaman with a missile launched from a drone.
U.N.-affiliated Yemeni news agency WAM said Seamans death was a result of a U-P.a. drone attack in the northwestern province of Taiz.
The agency, which relies on anonymous sources, did not identify the group that launched the attack.
The agency said Houthi forces shot down two drones in Taiz, which are equipped with a large, high-resolution camera.
The two drone strikes were not immediately clear if the Houths used drones or missiles.