SANAA, Yemen (AP) — An aide to Yemen's prime minister says the senior official escaped unharmed after unknown gunmen opened fire on his convoy.
Ali al-Sarari tells The Associated Press the gunmen were riding in a vehicle without license plates. Al-Sarari said they opened fire at the three-car convoy of Prime Minister Mohammed Salem Bassindwa, spraying the speeding vehicles with bullets.
Al-Sarari said some of the vehicles were pockmarked but Bassindwa escaped unharmed. It was not clear who was behind the attack but militants have carried out a number of assassinations, mainly against security officers.