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Gunmen rob Yemeni diplomat in Egypt

Posted by on March 3, 2011 0 Comment

Cairo, March 3 (DPA) Yemen’s ambassador to Egypt was robbed by gunmen, who stole about $594,000 in cash, security sources told DPA.

Ambassador Abdel-Walay al-Shemiri was on his way to the southern city of Assiut in Egypt when three gunmen robbed him, said Egyptian security sources Wednesday, who did not give further details.

Al-Shemiri told authorities he had the lofty sum of 3.5 million Egyptian pounds ($594,000), in cash to distribute to the University of Assiut, where a number of Yemeni students were studying on scholarship.

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