Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Yemeni President Saleh Severely Hurt

President Saleh was injured Friday from an attack at his presidential compound and is seeking treatment in Saudi Arabia. It is reported that he had two operations so far. An Arab diplomatic source with knowledge of Saleh's condition says one shrapnel wound is 7 centimeters. Saleh also suffered burns on 40% of his body and a collapsed lung.
 The turmoil in Yemen reached a pinnacle Friday, when a mosque in Saleh's presidential compound was attacked. Yemen's state-run news agency SABA reported last week that three guards and an Imam were killed, citing a source in Saleh's office. Yemeni investigations are "focusing on what happened inside the mosque," not a rocket or mortar attack, the diplomats said Monday. One Western diplomat said the bombing was not a suicide bombing and that the Yemeni investigation "is still ongoing." It is believed that attack came from am bomb.

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