Briton killed in Yemen car blast

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The Independent Online

A British man was killed when his car blew up in Yemen's port city of Aden this morning.

Police officials say the man was killed shortly after he drove away from his hotel.

They say the victim worked for the Aden-based Arab Company for Inspection and Marine Consulting.

They had no word on the possible motive behind the attack.

The British Embassy in Sanaa, Yemen's capital, had no immediate comment.

Yemeni officials have blamed a rise in violence in Aden on al Qaida-linked militants they say are taking advantage of turmoil arising from an uprising against President Ali Abdullah Saleh's rule.