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Iran diplomat dies in Yemen attack
BBC ^ | 18 January 2014 | BBC

Posted on 01/18/2014 5:54:29 AM PST by csvset

An Iranian diplomat has been killed in a gun attack in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, local officials say.

The man was shot as he was leaving the Iranian ambassador's residence in the Hadda district in the south of the city by car, sources said.

He was taken to hospital but died there later. There was no immediate comment from the Iranian embassy.

Other diplomats said the dead man was an embassy security officer, AFP reported.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: driveby; iran; irandiplomat; sanaa; yemen
Huh
1 posted on 01/18/2014 5:54:29 AM PST by csvset
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To: csvset

No worries. Give it an hour and Israel will be blamed.


2 posted on 01/18/2014 5:58:56 AM PST by RetiredArmy (I am proud to be a Christian and follower of my Lord Jesus Christ. Time is short for U to know Him!)
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To: csvset

In that part of the world, it’s called “Dying of Natural Causes”.


3 posted on 01/18/2014 6:38:56 AM PST by MuttTheHoople (Nothing is more savage and brutal than justifiably angry Americans. Don’t believe me? Ask the Germa)
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To: csvset
Hillary Clinton responds...

4 posted on 01/18/2014 6:42:23 AM PST by BCW (Salva reipublicae)
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To: BCW

Oooooh! Those fun-loving moozlums. What a “great” (and peaceful) culture.


5 posted on 01/18/2014 6:58:14 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

It’s a start.

Thanks csvset.


6 posted on 01/18/2014 8:12:03 AM PST by SunkenCiv (;http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: csvset
A rep of a terrorist nation is killed in a terrorist attack.

Karma is a bit@h.

5.56mm

7 posted on 01/18/2014 8:32:22 AM PST by M Kehoe
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To: RetiredArmy
You say blame, I say congratulate. Meh.
8 posted on 01/18/2014 10:44:39 AM PST by Repeat Offender (What good are conservative principles if we don't stand by them?)
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To: csvset
Iranian diplomat killed in Yemen drive-by shooting

An Iranian diplomat was killed in a drive-by shooting in the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Saturday following an apparent failed kidnap attempt, officials in the country have said.

The diplomat, identified as Ali Asghar Assadi, was leaving the Iranian ambassador’s house in Sanaa's southern Hadda neighborhood when assailants opened fire on his car, according to security officials.

“Unidentified assailants in a van fired on the diplomat three times as he was leaving the ambassador’s residence near a shopping centre in Hadda,” a police source told AFP.

Another official said the initial investigation suggested the gunmen first attempted to kidnap the diplomat by stopping his car. When the diplomat resisted, the assailants shot him and fled the area, which is a busy commercial district.

The diplomat, believed to be in charge of administrative affairs at the Iranian embassy, was taken to hospital for emergency treatment, but later died of his wounds, a medic told the news agency.

“He was taken to the operating theatre then transferred to intensive care but died after an hour and half,” said the medic, adding that the diplomat had been “hit in the shoulder, abdomen and stomach”.

No claim of responsibility

9 posted on 01/18/2014 11:43:33 AM PST by csvset
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