Houthis kidnap guards of Yemen defense minister

5 guards of Yemen defense minister kidnapped in Houthi ambush as he fled to Aden: Source

Houthis kidnap guards of Yemen defense minister

World Bulletin / News Desk 

A group affiliated with the powerful Houthi movement kidnapped five guards of resigned Defense Minister Mahmoud al-Subaihi as he fled the group's grip in Sanaa and fled to southern Aden city, a government source said.

"The Houthis attacked a car in al-Subaihi's convoy in Khokha region in Al-Hudaydah province while he was on his way to Aden,The Houthi attack left one guard injured and the militants managed to capture five others" the source, who asked to remain anonymous, told.

Authorities in both Aden and Sanaa have yet to issue an official statement confirming the current whereabouts of the resigned defense minister.

In January, the government of Khaled Bahah tendered its resignation after Houthi groups managed to seize the presidential palace in Sanaa, where the government was headquartered.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 08 Mart 2015, 09:27