September 11th, 2012
09:19 AM ET

Yemeni defense minister survives car bombing

Yemen's defense minister survived an apparent assassination attempt Tuesday when a car bomb exploded near a building he was leaving, the state-run Saba news agency said.

Eleven people were killed when the bomb exploded in the center of Yemen's capital, Sanaa, including six of the minister's guards, two government officials said.

The blast happened outside the prime minister's office as Defense Minister Maj. Gen. Mohammed Nasser Ahmed was leaving, authorities said.

The attack targeted the senior leadership of Yemen's transitional government, a government official said.

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  1. Sinfully Yours

    Silly Taliban, Trix are for kids.

    September 11, 2012 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  2. raven

    Survived a car bomb...Well, not a whole lotta people can say THAT.

    September 11, 2012 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |