Skip to comments.Iran diplomat dies in Yemen attack
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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No worries. Give it an hour and Israel will be blamed.
In that part of the world, it’s called “Dying of Natural Causes”.
Oooooh! Those fun-loving moozlums. What a “great” (and peaceful) culture.
It’s a start.
Karma is a bit@h.
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 ambassadors 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 ambassadors 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.
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