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U.K. Embassy Vehicle Attacked In Yemen Capital


In April, police and soldiers secured the site of a suicide bombing that targeted a convoy of the British ambassador in Sana'a.

In April, police and soldiers secured the site of a suicide bombing that targeted a convoy of the British ambassador in Sana'a.

The British Foreign Office has confirmed that there was an attack involving a British Embassy car in Yemen.

A Foreign Office spokesman said one embassy staffer suffered minor injuries.

Earlier, Yemeni police and witnesses said a British diplomatic vehicle was targeted by a rocket-propelled grenade that wounded three people in the capital, Sana'a.

On April 26, a suicide bomber attacked the British ambassador's convoy in Sana'a, wounding three bystanders. That attack was later claimed by Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), the group's local branch.

In a separate incident in Sana'a today, a security guard opened fire inside a compound of Austrian oil and gas company OMV. A Frenchman, reportedly an OMV executive, died after he was shot in the ensuing exchange of gunfire.

compiled from agency reports
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