SANAA, Oct. 2 (Xinhua) -- Yemeni Defense Minister Mohammed Nasser Ahmed dodged an assassination attempt near his home in the capital Sanaa on Tuesday, police sources told Xinhua.
There has been a car bomb near the minister's home, but was discovered and removed before it exploded, the police said.
This was the seventh time that militants, suspected of belonging to Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), targeted the defense minister since the interim Yemeni government was formed last December.
On Sept. 11, a car bomb attack targeting the motorcade of defense minister in central Sanaa left 12 dead, seven of whom were bodyguards of the minister. In that attack, the minister himself was critically injured in his chest, with his face bruised, but was expected to recover soon, according to the Interior Ministry.