January 31st, 2012
11:07 AM ET

Minister escapes assassination attempt in Yemen

Yemen's information minister escaped an assassination attempt unharmed Tuesday, his office manager said.

The minister, Ali al-Amrani, was headed to the prime minister's office when the attack occurred, spokesman Abdul Basit al-Qaedi told CNN.

At least 10 bullets were shot in the direction of the vehicle al-Amrani was getting into, al-Qaedi said. Three bullets hit the back window and trunk of the car, he added.

Witnesses said there were at least two gunmen.

Al-Amrani was not hurt in the attack, al-Qaedi said.

The minister's office said al-Amrani has been targeted recently in a hate campaign by pro-revolution groups.

soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. banasy ©

    La di da de deeee
    La di da de daaaa
    And the beat goes on.....in Yemen.

    January 31, 2012 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  2. leeintulsa

    lol.. would it not suck to, through no fault of your own, be named al-qaedi?

    January 31, 2012 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy ©

      A name change would be in order, pronto!

      January 31, 2012 at 6:12 pm | Report abuse |
  3. leeintulsa

    ROFL... 'then i can start my dead al-qaeda leaders commemorative plate collection'

    January 31, 2012 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • leeintulsa

      sorry.. that was Raising Hope. had to share, and this thread seemed closest.. and deadest..

      January 31, 2012 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse |