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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

US embassy bombed in Yemeni capital

The US embassy in Yemen was attackedby two cars, witnesses said [AFP]
At least 16 people have been killed in an attack on the US embassy in the Yemeni capital Sanaa by a suicide bomber and armed fighters, the country’s interior ministry has said.

  • A suicide bomber on Wednesday morning drove a car close to the embassy before detonating his explosives, witnesses said, leaving part of the building on fire.
  • Armed men then attacked the embassy from a second car, they said.
  • Six guards, four civilians and six attackers died in the assault, the interior ministry said.
  • A group called Islamic Jihad in Yemen has claimed responsibility for the attack and threatened to target the British, Emirati and Saudi embassies in Sanaa, reports say.
  • From Safhaat - an Islamist Website

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