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Diplomatic missions in Yemen restrict activities

October 7, 2013

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni officials say foreign diplomatic missions have restricted their movements and downgraded their activities a day after unknown gunmen killed a security guard for the German embassy.

The officials said Monday they were informed by a number of foreign missions that meetings outside embassies were suspended, except for meetings with state leaders. An Investment Ministry official said a meeting with a Western diplomat had been called off and he was asked to come to the embassy instead.

Security was increased around embassies, hotels and upscale shopping areas after gunmen killed the German national Sunday in an attack on his diplomatic vehicle after he left a supermarket in the capital Sanaa.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief reporters.

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