Skip to main content

Yemeni prime minister survives assassination attempt

By Hakim Almasmari, for CNN
updated 6:30 AM EDT, Sun September 1, 2013
Yemeni PM Mohammed Salem Basindwa (R) at a mass wedding ceremony in Sanaa on March 14, 2013.
Yemeni PM Mohammed Salem Basindwa (R) at a mass wedding ceremony in Sanaa on March 14, 2013.

Sanaa, Yemen (CNN) -- Yemeni Prime Minister Mohammed Salem Basindwa escaped an assassination attack Saturday and was unharmed, a government spokesman said.

Ali al-Sarari, a senior adviser to the prime minister, said the premiere's three-car convoy was shot at by unknown gunmen, who escaped.

A day earlier, Yemeni Information Minister Ali al-Amrani's car was shot at as he was passing through a military checkpoint.

ADVERTISEMENT
Part of complete coverage on
updated 4:31 PM EDT, Wed August 20, 2014
The beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley by ISIS militants brings into focus the risks faced by reporters in conflict zones.
updated 8:19 AM EDT, Wed August 20, 2014
In an exclusive CNN interview, Lance Armstrong admits to having a "f**k you" attitude.
updated 4:58 AM EDT, Tue August 19, 2014
Summer isn't over yet. These new hotels are keeping it alive and fresh.
updated 11:35 AM EDT, Wed August 20, 2014
You've seen her turn on the catwalk, but her income might make your head spin.
updated 8:36 PM EDT, Tue August 19, 2014
The pain that Michael Brown's parents are going through is something Sybrina Fulton can relate to. She, too, lost a son in a controversial shooting.
updated 5:04 AM EDT, Tue August 19, 2014
19-year-old Udi Segal explains why he won't join the country's military.
updated 1:58 PM EDT, Wed August 20, 2014
The sights couldn't be sadder: Animals killed or suffering through war in Gaza.
updated 9:14 AM EDT, Mon August 18, 2014
They are the faces of a community on the run. Photographer Warzer Jaff documents the plight of the Yazidis.
updated 7:50 AM EDT, Tue August 19, 2014
A cameraman films a massive New York City subway rat charging at him and attacking him. WPIX reports.
Drinkers guzzled an incredible 10.3 billion liters of this brand in 2013, making it the world's No.1 beer. And you may have never heard of it.
CNN joins the fight to end modern-day slavery by shining a spotlight on its horrors and highlighting success stories.
Browse through images from CNN teams around the world that you don't always see on news reports.
ADVERTISEMENT