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Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Yemen: British Ambassador escaped unharmed from terrorist attack

The 1000-year old Bab Al-Yemen (the Gate of Ye...Image via Wikipedia
THE British Ambassador to Yemen escaped unharmed after an explosion near his car today, the Foreign Office confirmed.
The blast happened as Tim Torlot, 52, travelled to work in the Yemeni capital of Sana'a.
The Foreign Office was unable to confirm reports that a suspected suicide bomber died in the explosion.
A Foreign Office spokesman said: "We can confirm that there was an incident in Sana'a this morning.
"There was a small explosion beside the British Ambassador's car. He was unhurt. No other embassy staff or British nationals were injured. "The embassy will remain closed to the public for the time being. "We advise all British nationals in Yemen to keep a low profile and remain vigilant. We are working urgently with the Yemen authorities to investigate what happened."
The blast comes after Yemen became a focus of international concern about al-Qaeda activity after the man suspected of attempting to blow up a US-bound airliner on Christmas Day, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, was reported to have told FBI investigators that he was supplied with his bomb by al-Qaeda members in Yemen.
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