Iranian diplomat shot dead by gunmen in Sana’a

Photo: Iranian diplomat shot dead by gunmen in Sana’a / Iran

Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 18
By Rahim Zamanov - Trend:

Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian confirmed that an Iranian diplomat shot by gunmen in the Yemeni capital Sana'a has died of his wounds.

"The diplomat died during surgery," Amirabdollahian said, adding that he was shot four times in the chest and stomach,

Six members of a terrorist group first tried to kidnap the Iranian diplomat but when they faced resistance, they opened fire on him.

The killed diplomat was reportedly Iran's commercial attaché.

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham strongly condemned the terrorist attack.

According to Afkham, Yemeni authorities are investigating the incident.

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