Yemen's Saleh hurt in shelling of palace

2011-06-03 16:05

Sanaa - Yemen's embattled President Ali Abdullah Saleh was wounded on Friday along with his premier and other officials as shells struck a mosque in the presidential palace compound, a security official told AFP.

However, four officers of the elite Republican Guard were killed when two shells crashed into the mosque, the official said.

Saleh himself "was lightly wounded in the attack" on the palace mosque in Sanaa, a security official said. The extent of Prime Minister Ali Mohammed Mujawar's injuries were not immediately clear.

In an assurance to the Yemeni public, state television later said that the president was "well".

A source close to the presidency told AFP that Yemen's deputy prime minister for defence and security, General Rashad al-Alimi was "critically wounded and hospitalised".

  • Anton - 2011-06-03 17:17

    This is the President that orders his troops to shoot life ammunition at unarmed protesters, who want nothing else,than an end to his reign of terror, and than to have free and fair elections. Hundreds have now died, on his instructions. The USA, should now send in their navy SEALS, and by doing this, show the world, that they made a huge error by protecting this thug, for so many years.

  • tommy 2 - 2011-06-03 17:23

    F..k saleh, but long live Gaddafhi, LOng live Africa......... The only guy that would have broken the shackles for the rest of africa from the west....;...;.. The only person that belived in the UNITED STATES OF AFRICA........... Afrrica does not need funding from the West............

      Wes - 2011-06-03 17:43

      Why don't you go and live under Gadaffi then. He is such a stand up guy,if he kills you he will probably have a good reason.

      tommy 2 - 2011-06-03 18:08

      I would rather live under gaddafhi....... Then live under,a rapist, like you.

      Anton - 2011-06-03 20:13

      Yes tommy2, you are quite right. Gaddafi was the ONLY person that believed in the united states of Africa. EVERYBODY else thought it was a crazy idea !

      Martin du Plessis - 2011-06-04 12:58

      Because it WAS an insane notion.

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