ADEN, Yemen, March 28 (UPI) -- The Saudi deputy consul to Yemen was kidnapped Wednesday outside his residence in the port city of Aden, a Yemeni security official said.
Police said Abdallah al-Khalidi was about to enter his car when gunmen seized him and forced him into another vehicle, Gulf News reported.
"It happened this morning," a Saudi Foreign Ministry spokesman said. "The embassy already contacted the highest security authority in Yemen. They are investigating and trying to find out the reason."
Gulf News reported it was the second time the deputy envoy from Saudi Arabia was kidnapped. Sources told the newspaper Khalidi was kidnapped, robbed and released a few months ago.