Mohammed Ghobari
November 28, 2012

Gunmen shot dead a Saudi diplomat and his Yemeni bodyguard in Yemen’s capital Sanaa on Wednesday in an attack a local security source said appeared to be the work of al Qaeda.

The killing, the latest attack on security officials and politicians in the U.S.-allied state, underscores the challenges facing Yemen since an uprising that began last year toppled President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

Attackers in a four-wheel drive vehicle opened fire on a car carrying Whaled al-Enizi, an aide to the Saudi military attache, near his house in a neighborhood of Sanaa, a Yemeni security official said. The diplomat and his Yemeni guard died instantly.

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