Jan 18, 2014, 5:45 PM
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Afkham: Injured Iranian diplomat in Yemen attains martyrdom

Tehran, Jan 18, IRNA – Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham said on Saturday that Iranian diplomat Abolqassem Assadi injured in a terrorist attack in Sana’a has attained martyrdom.

Speaking to IRNA, she expressed regret over the sad news and said the Iranian diplomat was martyred due to heavy injuries he had sustained in a a terrorist attack in a Sana’a street.

The terrorists planned to abduct the Iranian diplomat but following his resistance they opened fire on him.

Afkham strongly condemned the terrorist act and said Iran is determined to follow up the case through Yemeni officials.