Suspected al-Qaida militants killed a senior army officer in front of his home in the capital Sanaa, Yemen’s Defense Ministry said.

The ministry said in a statement Saturday that two men on a motorcycle opened fire at Brigadier-General Abdullah al-Mehdar, a member of the committee assigned to restructure the armed forces, and fled.

Yemeni media said Sunday that al-Mehdar was seriously injured last year in a bomb explosion, also in front of his home, and was flown to Jordan for treatment. […]