Yemeni prime minister survives assassination attempt

Yemeni PM Mohammed Salem Basindwa (R) at a mass wedding ceremony in Sanaa on March 14, 2013.

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.