Britain confirms man's death in Yemen bombing
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