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Britain's Ambassador to Yemen Survives Attack

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Britain's ambassador to Yemen has survived what's believed to be a suicide attack in the capitol of Sanaa today.

The BBC reports that officials say a suspected suicide bomber detonated his explosives as Ambassador Tim Torlot's armored car was passing through an eastern Sanaa neighborhood.

"There was a small explosion beside the British ambassador's car," a foreign office spokesman in London told The BBC. "He was unhurt. No other embassy staff or British nationals were injured."

The attacker is reported dead, and the British embassy in Yemen has been closed for the day. No one has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.