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September 24, 2020

Yemen minister survives assassination attempt

Yemen’s information minister has escaped an assassination attempt in the capital, Sanaa, witnesses say, according to the BBC. Ali al-Amrani’s car was hit by bullets as he left a cabinet meeting, but he was unhurt in the attack, an aide said. The aide, Abdul Basset al-Qaedi, said gunmen had opened fire on the minister’s car outside the cabinet’s headquarters and then fled. The minister resigned from President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s ruling General People’s Congress and joined the opposition in March in protest at the violent crackdown on anti-government protests.

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