Salih assassination attempt

The Yemen Times has a few more details of the apparent attempt to assassinate President Salih on Saturday. The paper says the vehicles that came under attack were indeed the presidential convoy, though Salih was not in it – he had left earlier for Taizz by helicopter. The Yemen Times continues:

One of the armed attackers, Mohsen Abdulla Obaid, was killed and another was injured. A civilian was also injured as a car from the convoy ran him over, according to an official source ... The security force arrested three relatives of Obaid, according to local sources in Lahj.

Posted by Brian Whitaker, 18 May 2010.