LONDON — The British Foreign Office announced Tuesday that all embassy staff in Yemen had been temporarily evacuated because of "increased security concerns."
The foreign office also advised against all travel to Yemen, where "the situation remains volatile with continuing unrest and violent clashes."
"There is a high threat from terrorism throughout Yemen," the foreign office said. "Due to increased security concerns, all staff in the British Embassy have been temporarily withdrawn and the embassy will remain closed until staff are able to return."
A foreign office spokesperson said embassy staffers "are on their way back to Britain."
A suspected U.S. drone strike killed four alleged Al Qaeda members in Yemen on Tuesday.
Yalda Hakim, a
[For the Record, 11:00 a.m. PST, Aug. 7: Hakim of BBC World News spoke to members of famlies that had suffered fatalities in drone strikes; her family didn't suffer fatalities.]