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Blast injures son of Yemen Islamist party chief: security

Published on Jan 21, 2014 5:51 PM
 

SANAA (AFP) - The son of Yemen's powerful Islamist Al-Islah (Reform) party's secretary general was seriously wounded when his father's car exploded in Sanaa on Tuesday, a security official told AFP.

"Omar Abdelwahab al-Ansi was critically wounded" in the explosion, the security official said.

The blast came shortly after unidentified gunmen in the capital shot dead a law professor who has been representing Shiite Huthi rebels at Yemen's thorny reconciliation talks.