Saudi vice consul abducted in Yemen's Aden

Saudi vice consul abducted in Yemen's Aden

The vice consul of Saudi Arabia in Yemen's southern port city of Aden was abducted and taken to an unknown location by unidentified gunmen early Wednesday, a local security official told Xinhua.

"A group of armed men kidnapped Saudi Arabia's vice consul Abdullah al-Khaledi while he was coming out of his home in the Mansoura district in Aden and heading to work at the consulate headquarters in Khor Maksar city in Aden," the local security official said on condition of anonymity.

A source at the consulate confirmed to Xinhua anonymously that "vice consul al-Khaledi disappeared on Wednesday morning after gunmen intercepted his car and took him to an unknown location by force."

Sources at the Yemeni Interior Ministry and the Saudi embassy in Sanaa also confirmed on condition of anonymity that Saudi vice consul Abdullah al-Khaledi was kidnapped in Aden early Wednesday.

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