Saudi Arabia

Saudi Diplomat Killed in Yemen

Saudi Arabia has been battling militants in the region

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A Saudi diplomat and his bodyguard have been shot dead in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, officials say.

Gunmen opened fire on the diplomat's car, causing it to flip over, security officials said.

The gunmen were said to have been dressed as members of the security services.

Saudi Arabia is deeply involved with its unstable and impoverished southern neighbour as Yemen battles Islamist militants with US assistance.