Gunmen abduct Yemen president’s chief of staff

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Gunmen abduct Yemen president’s chief of staff

Officials say gunmen kidnapped Ahmed Awad bin Mubarak and his two guards early Saturday.

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Published: Sat 17 Jan 2015, 3:37 PM

Last updated: Thu 25 Jun 2015, 10:08 PM

Sanaa — Security officials say gunmen have abducted the head of Yemen’s Office of the Presidency in the centre of the capital, Sanaa.

Officials say gunmen kidnapped Ahmed Awad bin Mubarak and his two guards early Saturday. They say Mubarak and his guards were stopped in traffic and taken away. They say there has been no ransom demand made.

The officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief journalists, say they suspect the gunmen are  Houthi rebels. The Houthis seized large areas of Yemen, including Sanaa, earlier this year as part of their protracted power struggle with President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi.

 



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