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Yemen suicide bomb narrowly misses UK ambassador

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(Read caption) A police vehicle blocks the street at the site of a suicide bomb blast in Sanaa Monday. A suspected Al Qaeda suicide bomber targeted the convoy of the British ambassador to Yemen early on Monday, killing himself and injuring three others.

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A botched suicide bombing targeted the British ambassador to Yemen early Monday, with Yemeni government sources pinning blame on Al Qaeda's regional wing, Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP).

A suicide bomber attacked British Ambassador Timothy Torlot's convoy on its way to the British Embassy in the capital, Sanaa, but killed only himself.

"There was a small explosion beside the ambassador's car this morning," an embassy spokeswoman told the The Wall Street Journal. "He was unhurt, and there were no further embassy staff or British nationals hurt."

The Yemen Observer quoted an eyewitness who put the attack at 8:30 a.m. The blast injured at least two people – a woman and child passing by – and slightly damaged the vehicle, according to the eyewitness.


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