Yemeni politician escapes assassination bid

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In this September 19, 2013 photo, Leader of Yemen's Socialist Party, Yassin Said Noaman, listens during a meeting with Participants of the National Dialogue in Sanna. Picture: Hani Mohammed

Sanaa - The Yemeni government said on Sunday there had been an assassination attempt on an adviser to the country's president, the latest of a wave of bombings and shootings.

A sniper fired shots with a weapon equipped with a silencer on Saturday at Yassin Said Noman's car as it was driving through the capital Sanaa, the official Saba news agency said.

Noman is also vice-president of Yemen's National Dialogue.

The bullet did not hit Noman as the vehicle was armoured, the agency said. - Reuters

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