Ahmad al-Ghashmi
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Ahmad bin Hussein al-Ghashmi (August 21, 1935 – June 24, 1978)[1] (Arabic: أحمد حسين الغشمي‎‎) was the President of the Yemen Arab Republic from 11 October 1977 until his death eight months later. Al-Ghashmi assumed power when his predecessor, Ibrahim al-Hamdi, was assassinated. Ghashmi himself was assassinated later. His assassination occurred when he was meeting an envoy sent by People's Democratic Republic of Yemen President Salim Rubai Ali and a briefcase, reportedly containing a secret message, exploded, killing both al-Ghashmi and the envoy. It is not conclusively known who set off the explosion. Coincidentally, Rubai Ali died in a coup three days after this event.
Ahmad bin Hussein al-Ghashmi
President of North Yemen
In office
11 October 1977 – 24 June 1978
Prime MinisterAbdul Aziz Abdul Ghani
Preceded byIbrahim al-Hamdi
Succeeded byAbdul Karim Abdullah al-Arashi
Personal details
BornAugust 21, 1935
Hajjah Governorate, Mutawakkilite Kingdom of Yemen
DiedJune 24, 1978 (aged 42)
Sana'a, North Yemen
Political partyNone (Military)
Military service
 North Yemen
Years of service1956–1978
Major General
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Preceded by
Ibrahim al-Hamdi
President of North Yemen
Succeeded by
Abdul Karim Abdullah al-Arashi
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