NEW YORK – An al-Qaida affiliate claimed responsibility for an April 26 suicide bombing in Yemen that targeted the British ambassador, a US-based terrorist tracking organization said on Tuesday.
SITE Intelligence Group said in a news release that Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula claimed responsibility for the attack in a communique released on jihadist forums Tuesday.
The ambassador was unhurt in the attack, in which a Yemeni man detonated his explosives belt near the diplomat’s armored car in a poor neighborhood of the capital, San’a.
AQAP identified the bomber as Uthman Noman al-Salwi and provided his picture. The communique identifies him as a member of the “Brigade of Sheikh Abu Omar al-Baghdadi.”
The communique vilifies Britain for allegedly plotting against the Arabian Peninsula and for its role in the establishment of the State of Israel.