Houthis abduct Yemeni official amid wrangling over constitution

January 17, 2015 9:55 AM

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SANAA (Reuters) - Gunmen from the Houthi militia abducted the office director of Yemen's president in the capital Sanaa early on Saturday to stop him from presenting a draft of a new constitution to a presidential meeting, police sources told Reuters.

The seizure of Ahmed Awadh bin Mubarak, office director for President Abd-Rabbo Mansour Hadi, shows how wrangling between the country's political and regional factions over the new constitution threatens to intensify political turmoil and insecurity.

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