Yemen arrests several over Saleh assassination bid

Mon Jun 13, 2011 3:11pm GMT

SANAA, June 13 (Reuters) - Yemeni authorities have arrested several people suspected of involvement in an assassination attempt against President Ali Abdullah Saleh, Al Methaq newspaper reported on Monday.

The ruling party newspaper said authorities were questioning the suspects, without giving further details.

Saleh was severely wounded earlier this month during an attack on the presidential palace in Sanaa and is now being treated in Saudi Arabia. (Reporting by Mohammed Ghobari; Writing by Mahmoud Habboush; Editing by Reed Stevenson)

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