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Officials say Iranian diplomat killed in a drive-by shooting in Yemen's capital, Sanaa

Yemeni soldiers stand guard in front of the Iranian ambassador's residence in Sanaa, Yemen, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014. Iranian state television announced that Ali Asghar Asadi, Iran's economic attache in Sanaa, was "martyred." (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)
January 18, 2014 - 5:24 AM

SANAA, Yemen - 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 neighbourhood 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.

News from © The Associated Press, 2014
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