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Chairman of Shoura Council Dies from Wounds in Palace Attack 

 

 
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Yemeni government officially announced the death of Abdul Aziz Abdul Ghani, the Chairman of the Shoura Council from wounds he received during the presidential palace bombing on June 3.


Abdul Ghani was one of the most respected officials in government and a close President Saleh aide. He served under President Saleh since he came to presidency in 1978.


He was involved in Yemeni politics for more than 45 years.


The Interior Ministry mourned his death and called him a martyr.


He is only the second senior official to have been reported killed in the palace bombing. The deputy minister of endowment died last month from wound he received in the palace attack.


A famous and respected political figure, a large number of opposition officials gave condolence to his family.


Abdul Ghani died in Riyadh Monday morning.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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