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Iranian diplomat shot dead by gunmen in Sanaa

Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian confirmed

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SANAA: Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian confirmed that an Iranian diplomat shot by gunmen in the Yemeni capital Sana'a has died of his wounds.

"The diplomat died during surgery," Amirabdollahian said, adding that he was shot four times in the chest and stomach, The diplomat, named as Ali Asghar Assadi, was taken to hospital but died from his wounds.
Six members of a terrorist group first tried to kidnap the Iranian diplomat but when they faced resistance, they opened fire on him.
The killed diplomat was reportedly Iran's commercial attaché.

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham strongly condemned the terrorist attack.
According to Afkham, Yemeni authorities are investigating the incident. >Trend

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