Plot to assassinate ex-Yemen president foiled: Party

By Marib al-Ward, Tuesday, August 12, 2014

SANAA – An assassination plot against Yemen's former president Ali Abdullah Saleh has been foiled, his party has claimed.

In a Monday statement, the General People's Congress said that a tunnel dug by a "terrorist" group that leads to Saleh's house in the capital Sanaa had been discovered.

The party claimed that the tunnel had been planned to be used to carry out a "terrorist" operation against Saleh, his family and party leaders.

The party, however, did not accuse any party of planning the plot.

The party said that incumbent President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi has ordered an investigation into the alleged plot.

Saleh had survived an assassination attempt in 2011 when he was still in power, amid protests against his rule.

Saleh had stepped down in 2012 following months of protests against his 33-year rule of the Arab Peninsula country.

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