Islamabad- A bid to kidnap Dr. Abdul Rab Abubakar Bingabr, the deputy head of mission in the Embassy of Yemen foiled in Islamabad, Arab embassy said today.

According to press release issued today, four unidentified people rang the doorbell of his house and called diplomat outside the house located at sector G-10 on late Saturday. They identified themselves as policemen but could not clarify as what business police could have with a diplomat at 2 am. This alarmed Dr. Abdul Rab who started calling neighbours loudly and asked his son to bring Kalashnikov which prompted the criminals to flee the scene in their car.

It may be mentioned that the diplomat has been receiving death threats from a criminal gang since months. Last year the same gang broke into his house, ransacked and took away his car. Dr. Abdul Rab says that he has repeatedly asked Foreign Office, police and other authorities for security but his requests for grant of an arms license was rejected.

The diplomat has said that the situation is a major case of concern and that he was disappointed by the response authorities. The Yemeni government has also conveyed their concern to local authorities which has proved futile so far, he informed. It may be mentioned that some other Arab diplomats had faced problems like attacks, kidnapping attempts in the federal capital.