UK envoy survives Yemen attack

British ambassador survives suicide bomb attack blamed on al-Qaeda.

     

    The British ambassador to Yemen has survived a suicide attack on his convoy.

    The bomber targeted Tim Torlott as he was travelling to his office in the capital Sanaa.

    Security officials said the bomber was a 22-year-old man disguised in a school uniform, while Yemen's interior ministry said blamed al-Qaeda.

    Monday's bombing is the first suicide attack in Yemen since March 2009 when a South Korean delegation was targeted - no-one was killed in that blast.

    Al Jazeera's Bernard Smith reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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