The Straits Times
Published on Nov 29, 2012

Yemen offers $30,696 reward to catch killers of Saudi diplomat


SANAA (REUTERS) - Yemen offered a US$25,000 ($30,696) reward on Thursday to catch the killers of a Saudi Arabian diplomat, a day after he was gunned down in an attack that security authorities have blamed on Al-Qaeda.

The killing on Wednesday of Mr Khaled al-Enizi, a military officer at the Saudi embassy, and his Yemeni bodyguard underscored the challenges facing the US-allied state since an uprising last year that ousted President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

A Yemeni security committee offered the reward for any information leading to the killers, state news agency Saba said.

Dressed as security officers, the attackers blocked a car carrying Mr al-Enizi, an aide to the Saudi military attache, and opened fire, the security committee said in a statement. The diplomat and his guard died instantly.