Yemeni Terrorist Attack : Yemeni Terrorist Attack at British Diplomat Target

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Car with the British deputy ambassador to Yemen came under rocket fire on Wednesday Oct 6, in a day that also saw a French contract worker killed in the capital city of Sana’a.

The senior diplomat to the restive North African country escaped unhurt, but one member of staff, as well as several bystanders, were injured by the mortar explosion.

The attack is the second assassination attempt this year on a British official. In April, the ambassador, Timothy Torlot, survived a suicide bombing also targeting his car.

Four men are currently on trial for the incident.

A spokesman for the Foreign Office confirmed Wednesday’s attack.

“The vehicle was on its way to the British embassy, with five embassy staff on board,” the spokesman said.

“One member of staff suffered minor injuries and is undergoing treatment, all others were unhurt. We are informing their families at the moment. We are aware of at least two bystanders injured during the attack, and are seeking further detail.”

No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack, although it follows a series of warnings by the terrorist group Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula

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