German envoy escapes Yemen kidnap, bodyguard killed
SANAA (AFP) - Germany's ambassador to Yemen escaped a kidnapping attempt on Sunday in the capital Sanaa during which her bodyguard was killed, a diplomatic source told AFP.
"There was an attempt to kidnap Ambassador Carola Muller-Holtkemper as she came out of a store in Hada," a southern Sanaa district where foreign embassies are located, the source said.
"The ambassador escaped but her bodyguard was killed as he tried to resist the attackers who managed to flee," added the source, who spoke to AFP on the condition of anonymity.
A spokesman for the foreign ministry in Berlin said only that the government could not yet confirm the incident, but was "making intensive efforts to clear up the facts". Medics in Sanaa said the corpse of the bodyguard was taken to the Saudi-German hospital in the capital.