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'Suicide bomber' targets British Ambassador to Yemen

Publié par Clifford Armion le 27/04/2010

James Hider

"The British Ambassador to Yemen escaped assassination yesterday when a suicide bomber attacked his convoy as it travelled through the capital, Sanaa.

"Tim Torlot, a 52-year-old career diplomat, who has served in the Arab state since July 2007, was being driven in his armour-plated vehicle close to the British Embassy when a man thought to be an al-Qaeda militant threw himself at the convoy and detonated his explosives. The ambassador was not hurt.

"The attack will heighten concerns about security in Yemen, where al-Qaeda has been gaining strength over the past year. The failed terrorist attack that targeted the British Ambassador in Sanaa carries the fingerprints of al-Qaeda, said the Yemeni Interior Ministry. It identified the would-be assassin as 22-year-old Othman Ali al-Salwi, adding that his head was found 50 yards from the blast site."

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"'Suicide bomber' targets British Ambassador to Yemen", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), avril 2010. Consulté le 11/12/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/suicide-bomber-targets-british-ambassador-to-yemen