Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Yemen defence minister survives assassination attempt - sources
SANAA (Reuters) - A car bomb targeting Yemeni Defence Minister Major General Muhammad Nasir Ahmad exploded outside the prime minister's office in Sanaa on Tuesday, killing at least five bodyguards but the minister was safe, government sources said.
The attack came following the death of the number two leader of the Yemeni branch of al-Qaeda, Said al-Shehri, in an attack in eastern Yemen last week.
(Reporting by Mohammed Ghobari, writing by Sami Aboudi, editing by Diana Abdallah)