18/04/08 (B443) Press TV / Un partisan de la paix yéménite et ses deux gardes du corps ont été assassinés dans le Nord Est de Saada. – Yemeni lawmaker assassinated (En Anglais)

A lawmaker from Yemen’s ruling party and two of his bodyguards have been shot dead by gunmen in the northwestern region of Saada.

Saleh al-Hindi, a member of the ruling General People’s Congress, was killed when the gunmen sprayed his car with bullets before escaping, AFP reported on Friday.

The slain lawmaker had been a member of the opposition southern-based Yemen Socialist Party (YSP) before shifting to President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s party around eight years ago.

Hendi who heads a prominent tribe in Saada had survived several previous assassination attempts.

Mountainous Saada province has been the scene of a rebellion by members of the Zaidi community who reject Saleh’s regime as illegitimate, although the president is himself a Zaidi.