Arab Spring… US Friendly Yemeni President Injured in Palace Blast
The American-friendly Yemeni President was wounded today in a blast at his palace.
Shells struck Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s palace in Sanaa on Friday, wounding three senior officials, but a Yemeni official said Saleh was “well.”
Fierce fighting engulfed the Yemeni capital, where residents cowered in their homes as explosions rocked the city.
Two Yemeni officials said Saleh escaped unhurt, but the prime minister, his deputy and the parliament speaker had been wounded in the attack, blamed by the government on tribesmen led by the al-Ahmar family. Four guards were reported killed.
“The president is well and he will address the people in one hour, there are some slight injuries among officials,” Abdu al-Janadi, deputy information minister, told Reuters.