Britain confirms man's death in Yemen bombing

20th July 2011, Comments 0 comments

Britain's Foreign Office confirmed the death of a British national in Yemen Wednesday in a car bombing in the main southern city of Aden.

Police in Yemen said the Briton, who was the head of a shipping company, was killed by a bomb in his car in the Moalla area near a hotel where his company has an office.

"We can confirm the death of a British National in Yemen on July 20. We are providing consular assistance to the next of kin," a Foreign Office spokesman told AFP.

"The family have requested the media respect their privacy at this difficult time," he added.

He did not identify the victim.

A Yemen police official said the bombing had the "fingerprints of Al-Qaeda".

Attacks are relatively rare in Aden, which remains generally calm despite deadly unrest in other southern provinces, which have seen repeated clashes between suspected Al-Qaeda militants and security forces.

© 2011 AFP

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