January 18, 2014 in Nation/World

Officials: Iranian diplomat killed in Yemen

Ahmed Al-Haj Associated Press
 

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Officials in Yemen say an Iranian diplomat has been killed in a drive-by shooting in the capital, Sanaa.

Three security officials said the diplomat was leaving the Iranian ambassador’s house in the city’s southern Hadda neighborhood when assailants opened fire on his car. The officials said the diplomat, who is in charge of administrative affairs in the embassy, was wounded and later died in the hospital. A medical official confirmed the diplomat’s death.

Relations between Iran and Yemen have soured over what Sanaa calls Iranian meddling in its domestic affairs. Another Iranian diplomat was abducted by gunmen in July and remains in captivity.

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