Berlin confirms embassy security official killed in Yemen
BERLIN (AFP) - The German foreign ministry confirmed on Monday that a security official at its embassy in Yemen has been killed but denied reports of an attempted kidnapping of its ambassador.
"We must unfortunately confirm that a German security official who was employed at the embassy in Sanaa was killed in Yemen," a German foreign ministry spokeswoman said in a statement about Sunday's incident.
"Reports about an attempted abduction of the German ambassador are unfounded," she added.
An earlier report had said the ambassador herself had been the target of a failed kidnap attempt, but the foreign ministry told AFP that Ambassador Carola Mueller-Holtkemper was outside the country at the time.