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Suicide bomber hits South Korean ambassador's convoy in Yemen

A Yemeni security official says the South Korean ambassador's convoy was hit by a suicide bomber, days after four tourists died in a bomb attack

  • AP
  • Published: 11:37 March 18, 2009
  • Gulf News

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  • The three-car convoy was targeted on the road to the airport outside the capital Sana'a

Sana'a: A Yemeni security official says a suicide bomber has hit a convoy carrying the South Korean ambassador, but no one was hurt.

The official says the South Korean delegation includes a team sent to Yemen to investigate a bombing Sunday that killed four South Korean tourists and their Yemeni driver.

The three-car convoy was targeted on the road to the airport outside the capital.

A Yemeni security official said South Korea's ambassador to the country was also in the convoy, but in Seoul, the South Korean Foreign Ministry denied that.

The bomber walked into the road between two of the vehicles and blew himself up as the convoy was traveling to the airport outside the capital, San'a, the Yemeni official said.

He spoke on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to speak to the press.

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