Car bombing, killing mar Yemen talks

Car bombing, killing mar Yemen talks
Updated 22 January 2014

Car bombing, killing mar Yemen talks

Car bombing, killing mar Yemen talks

SANAA: Gunmen killed Tuesday a key member of the Shiite Huthi rebels delegation to Yemen’s reconciliation talks, while an hard-line party’s representative was targeted by a car bomb, security officials said.
The attacks in separate areas of Sanaa came as delegates to the national dialogue convening for a final working session announced progress in the thorny talks that President Abdu Rabbo Mansour Hadi announced will finally end at a ceremonial session Saturday.
Ahmed Sharafeddin, a law professor, was shot dead as he drove from his house in Sanaa to the hotel where the talks are being held, a security official said. He was attacked at a roundabout and died instantly.
Sharafeddin is the second Huthi representative to the talks to be killed.
Shortly after the attack on Sharafeddin, a car bomb targeting the secretary-general of the Al-Islah (Reform) party badly injured his son Omar Abdelwahab Al-Ansi in another area of Sanaa, a security official said.