New information added (first version was published at 13 :42)

The close circles of the family of the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani today refuted the information spread by several Arab media outlets regarding an attempt at the Emir, in which he was wounded, and eight of his bodyguards were killed, ITAR-TASS reported. “These rumors are untrue and have no real justification,” a source close to the family of the Emir said today.

Reports on attempt at Qatari Emir refuted (UPDATE)

The Egyptian El Fagr newspaper reported that the escort of the Emir experienced an attack in Doha, when the head of state was going to his palace after meeting with the Russian ambassador in one of the palaces in the Qatari capital. The newspaper confirms that a suicide bomber rammed a car into the column of cars, as a result of which eight bodyguards were killed, and the Emir was wounded in the thigh. The newspaper said skirmish occurred during the attack. The same information was today published by the Algerian Al-Fajr newspaper.

Meanwhile, the Russian Embassy in Doha also denied the report. The third secretary of the embassy Alex Kocheshkov said “this information does not correspond to reality”, ITAR-TASS reported. “The media reports that there was a meeting with Russian ambassador have no grounds, since the head of the diplomatic mission was on vacation at this time and no meeting was scheduled,” he said.

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ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT OF EMIR OF QATAR

The convoy of the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani experienced an accident on its way to the palace Amiri, the last news is that Sheikh was hit in the thigh and eight of his aides were killed.


According to Dawn newspaper of Egypt, the incident occurred in the wake of the interview, which Prince had with the Russian ambassador in the camp, on the outskirts of Doha. While procession was moving it strongly collided with a car apparently driven by the suicide bomber after the sound of bullets were heard at the site. A close associate of the Office Sheikh Khalifa Al Thani, former emir of Qatar,said that the incident resulted in injury of Emir of Qatar in the thigh and does not know the extent of that injury, eight military escorts and a close associate of the Emir of Qatar Hamad Al-Thani died on the spot. It is not yet known who stands behind this incident and what are the motives. And the death of General George Howard accompanying the prince is not yet confirmed by the media.
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Update 06. September 2011. “These rumors are untrue and have no real justification,” a source close to the family of the Emir said today.
It looks like Emir finally experienced on his own skin how it feels to be milled  in the  media machine.
According to Dawn newspaper of Egypt, the incident occurred in the wake of the interview, which Prince had with the Russian ambassador in the camp, on the outskirts of Doha. While procession was moving it strongly collided with a car apparently driven by the suicide bomber after the sound of bullets were heard at the site. A close associate of the Office Sheikh Khalifa Al Thani, former emir of Qatar,said that the incident resulted in injury of Emir of Qatar in the thigh and does not know the extent of that injury, eight military escorts and a close associate of the Emir of Qatar Hamad Al-Thani died on the spot. It is not yet known who stands behind this incident and what are the motives. And the death of General George Howard accompanying the prince is not yet confirmed by the media.
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Update 06. September 2011. “These rumors are untrue and have no real justification,” a source close to the family of the Emir said today.
It looks like Emir finally experienced on his own skin how it feels to be milled  in the  media machine.
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Secondo fonti egiziane, il suo convoglio sarebbe stato attaccato da kamikaze. Doha smentisce ma attacca la Siria

L’emiro del Qatar, Sheikh Hamed Bin Khalifa al-Thani sarebbe sfuggito due giorni fa a un attentato kamikaze. Secondo il quotidiano egiziano al-Fajr, che ha diffuso la notizia, l’auto del convoglio in cui viaggiava l’emiro si sarebbe scontrata contro una vettura guidata da un terrorista sucida, mentre al-Thani rientrava al palazzo reale dopo un incontro con l’ambasciatore russo. Subito dopo lo scontro ci sarebbe stata una violenta sparatoria e l’emiro sarebbe rimasto ferito alla coscia, mentre sarebbero morti otto degli uomini che viaggiavano con lui.

La notizia è stata smentita al sito informativo Sabq da una fonte della famiglia reale di Doha, che l’ha definita “una voce priva di fondamento“. Non una parola sulla vicenda da parte di al-Jazeera, tv all news finanziata proprio dall’emiro, che però ha mandato in onda questa mattina un’intervista allo stesso al-Thani, che attacca con forza il regime siriano, sostenendo che “è chiaro come le manifestazioni in Siria a cinque mesi dall’inizio delle proteste non si fermeranno. Il popolo siriano non intende tornare sui suoi passi”. Secondo l’emiro, “resta ancora la domanda su come uscire dalla fase di stallo che si è creata in Siria”.

Dall’inizio delle agitazioni in Siria, il governo di Bashar al-Assad accusa la tv qatariota di essere responsabile delle rivolte in corso nel Paese. L’ultimo degli scontri tra Doha e Damasco su questo punto risale a venerdì scorso, quando il canale nazionale siriano ha accusato al-Jazeera di aver collaborato al “rapimento” del procuratore capo di Hama, Adnane Mohammed al-Bakkour, e di avergli estorto una “confessione”. Il riferimento è al caso di un video in cui al-Bakkour afferma di aver voltato le spalle al regime, dopo essere stato testimone di oltre 70 esecuzioni e casi di tortura nel carcere centrale di Hama. Si tratta di una vicenda subito bollata come un falso dalle autorità di Damasco, secondo le quali il procuratore era stato rapito giorni prima.

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Qatari Emir survives assassination

(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) – According to Egypt’s al-Fajr newspaper, unknown gunmen attacked the Qatari Emir’s motorcade near his palace on Monday.

The Egyptian newspaper said Sheikh Hamad has reportedly been injured in the attack and was taken to hospital, adding that eight of the Emir’s bodyguards were killed in the incident.

Al-Fajr says a media blackout has been imposed on the incident with Qatari officials refusing to comment on the incident.

Meanwhile, Iranian Ambassador to Qatar Abdollah Sohrabi has denied Sheikh Hamad’s assassination report, saying that the Emir is currently in the French capital, Paris.

Sheikh Hamad has ruled the Persian Gulf state since 1995. He came to power after deposing his father in a palace coup and was crowned on June 2000.

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Attentato a Doha contro l’Emiro del Qatar, uccise otto bodyguard; subito dopo il sovrano fugge a Parigi!

Secondo quanto riportato dalla testata egiziana “Al Fajr“, un commando omicida avrebbe preso il convoglio di veicoli sui quali si stava spostando l’Emiro del Qatar Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani in un micidiale fuoco incrociato, massacrando otto delle sue guardie del corpo e arrivando a ferirlo leggermente.

L’effetto sorpresa e le prime micidiali raffiche, tuttavia, non si sono dimostrate sufficienti ad avere la meglio sul resto della scorta che, serrando i ranghi e rispondendo al fuoco sarebbe riuscita a respingere gli attaccanti e a metter in salvo il sovrano.

Una fittissima cortina di silenzio é quindi calata sull’incidente; tutto quel che si sa é che Al-Thani avrebbe immediatamente lasciato la capitale Doha per spostarsi a Parigi, non si sa se per ricevere cure o per evitare nuovi attentati che potrebbero colpirlo in patria.

L’attuale Emiro ha preso il potere nel 1995 con un Colpo di Stato contro suo padre ed é stato quindi incoronato ufficialmente nel 2000, dopo cinque anni di reggenza.

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Mon Sep 5, 2011 4:58PM GMT

The Qatari Emir, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, has reportedly survived an assassination attempt in Qatar’s capital, Doha.

According to Egypt’s al-Fajr newspaper, unknown gunmen attacked the Qatari Emir’s motorcade near his palace on Monday.

The Egyptian newspaper said Sheikh Hamad has reportedly been injured in the attack and was taken to hospital, adding that eight of the Emir’s bodyguards were killed in the incident.

Al-Fajr says a media blackout has been imposed on the incident with Qatari officials refusing to comment on the incident.

Meanwhile, Iranian Ambassador to Qatar Abdollah Sohrabi has denied Sheikh Hamad’s assassination report, saying that the Emir is currently in the French capital, Paris.

Sheikh Hamad has ruled the Persian Gulf state since 1995. He came to power after deposing his father in a palace coup and was crowned on June 2000.

 

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Motorcade of Qatar’s Emir attacked after meeting with Russian ambassador. Emir injured

The head of Qatar, Emir Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani was attacked in his country, report Arab media outlets. As a result of the attack on the motorcade of the monarch, his 8 bodyguards were terminated. He was wounded, but survived. The family of the Qatar’s Emir is trying to refute this information, but does it anonymously. “This is a rumor that is untrue and have no ground”, said a source close to the family of the ruler. Meanwhile, according to Egyptian newspaper Al-Fagr, the attack on the motorcade of the Emir was took place in Doha on his way to palace. The ruler was returning there after a meeting with the Russian ambassador.

According to one version, a motorcade of the Emir had an accident, after which a gunman opened fire on the vehicles, in one of which sat the Qatari Emir together with accompanying persons. According to other versions, a Martyr in an explosive-laden car crashed into the ruler’s convoy, causing an explosion. As a result 8 bodyguards were killed, but the Emir was only injured, this time at least. Earlier, there were several reports in the Arab press about different attempts on Qatari Emir’s life. The Emir has long displeased certain circles of local society. The opposition accuses him of corruption and of having ties with a so-called “Israel”. In March this year, there were reports saying that a coup to overthrow Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani has been uncovered in the country. As claimed, the coup has been planned by a group of officers headed by Chief of General Staff of the armed forces. 30 conspirators were arrested.

  A Qatari TV channel, Al-Jazeera, which blatantly claims to have played the leading role in covering the events of the Arab Revolutions, reported nothing about the attempt to overthrow the rule of the dictator. It is to be recalled that the Emir Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani also came to power during a palace coup – in 1995 he dethroned his own father. In past years, the country has already seen attempts of a violent change of the power, but they were rebuffed. It is to be recalled that ex-president of the CRI Zelimkhan Yandarbiyev in was killed in a Russian terrorist attack Qatar in February 2004. The terrorist act was organized by the Russian embassy in Qatar, and the direct supervisor of the assassination of Yandarbiyev was the first secretary of the Russian embassy. Russian terrorists with diplomatic passports were detained by Qatar’s authorities with help from the United States. But after a while, after an agreement with Moscow, the killers were released and sent back to Russia, where they were greeted at the airport as heroes and walked on a red carpet on the ramp.

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