ADEN, Yemen (Wed, Mar. 28) – According to a Yemeni security official; unidentified gunmen abducted Saudi Arabia's deputy consul from outside his home in the southern Yemeni port city of Aden on Wednesday.
|Saudi diplomat, Abdullah al-Khalidi, kidnapped in Southern Yemeni city of Aden|
The gunmen kidnapped Abdullah al-Khalidi as he was about to get into his car and escaped from the scene immediately taking Khalidi in another vehicle, police sources of Mansoura district revealed.
Police and other law enforcement agencies are carrying on a search operation in the city in an effort to locate and release Mr. Khalidi.
Aden is the city neighboring to Yemen's Abyan province where regime forces have been struggling to hold militant groups associated allegedly with Al-Qaeda.