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Yemeni Army Gen. survives assassination attempt

RIYADH, Deputy Chief of the Yemeni Army General Staff Maj. Gen. Saleh Al-Zindani has escaped an attempt on his life in Aden, which is the Yemeni government’s de facto capital.

The assassination attempt took place when the Yemeni general was leaving hospital in Aden, a Yemeni security source was quoted by Saudi Press Agency (SPA) as saying.

Yemeni Prime Minister Ahmad bin Daghr immediately contacted the army general, condemning the attempt on his life as a “criminal and barbarous act” that puts national security and stability in jeopardy, He vowed in a statement to Yemen’s official news agency that his government would resolutely stand against such “criminal acts” and the perpetrators.

The prime minister ordered Yemeni military and security authorities to immediately collar the criminals and bring them to justice.

Source: Kuwait News Agency