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Al-Qaida group claims April attack in Yemen

05-12-2010 20:12 BJT

A US-based militant tracking organization says Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing in Yemen on April 26th.

The target was the British Ambassador, but he was unhurt in the blast. The AQAP identified the bomber as Uthman Noman al-Salwi and provided his picture. He detonated his explosives belt near the Ambassador's armored car in a poor neighborhood of the capital, San'a. Al-Salwi had previously been jailed for two years for suspected ties to al-Qaida.

In an interview after the bombing, his father said that authorities had agreed to release his son into parental custody. But, he said his son disappeared without notifying his family of his whereabouts.

Yemeni police forensic officers inspect the scene of a suicide bombing that targeted the convoy of the British ambassador in Sanaa on April 26, 2010. Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed responsibility for the April 26 attack on Britain's envoy to Yemen Timothy Torlot in a statement posted Tuesday on jihadist forums, the US monitoring group SITE said.(AFP/File/Mohamed Huwais) 
Yemeni police forensic officers inspect the scene of a suicide 
bombing that targeted the convoy of the British ambassador in Sanaa 
on April 26, 2010. Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) claimed 
responsibility for the April 26 attack on Britain's
 envoy to Yemen 
Timothy Torlot in a statement posted Tuesday on jihadist forums, 
the US monitoring group SITE said.(AFP/File/Mohamed Huwais) 

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