Yemen VP now acting president, forces commander: Jazeera

DUBAI Sat Jun 4, 2011 4:34pm EDT

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DUBAI (Reuters) - Yemen's Vice President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi has taken over as acting president and supreme commander of the armed forces, Al Jazeera said Saturday after the country's president suffered injuries in a rocket attack.

Al Jazeera cited unspecified sources. Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh was expected to arrive in Saudi Arabia for treatment for wounds he suffered during an attack on the presidential palace Friday.

(Reporting by Mahmoud Habboush; Writing by Amran Abocar; Editing by Andrew Roche)