Published — Monday 7 October 2013
Last update 7 October 2013 6:03 am
SANAA: Gunmen shot dead a German security guard employed by the German Embassy in Yemen’s capital on Sunday as he was leaving a supermarket, Yemeni security officials said, in an attack they said bore the hallmarks of Al-Qaeda.
The man was gunned down in Sanaa’s Hadda district, where the embassy is located.
Al-Arabiya channel reported that the guard had been shot dead as the assailants tried to kidnap the German Ambassador Carola Mueller-Holtkemper, who escaped.