Yemeni security forces stand guard in front of the Iranian ambassador's residence in Sanaa, on January 18, 2014. AFP PHOTO/ MOHAMMED HUWAIS
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Gunmen killed an Iranian diplomat in a drive-by shooting in Yemen's capital Saturday, security and medical officials said, the latest attack on Iran's diplomatic corps in the Middle East in recent months.Three Yemeni security officials said Asadi was leaving the Iranian ambassador's house in the city's southern Hadda neighborhood when assailants opened fire.A medical official confirmed the diplomat's death.Another Yemeni security official said the diplomat suffered three gunshot wounds to the chest and shoulder. Relations between Iran and Yemen have soured over what Sanaa calls Iranian meddling in its domestic affairs.Another Iranian diplomat in Yemen was abducted by gunmen in July and remains in captivity.Iran's diplomats also have been targeted elsewhere in the region.
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