September 17, 2008

U.S. Embassy in San'a, Yemen Survives Car Bombing, Assault

Word coming in right now claims that at least one primary blast thought to be a car bomb and numerous smaller blasts thought to be RPGs were detonated near the front gate of the U.S. Embassy compound in San'a, Yemen, and the blasts were followed by gunfire.

Sky News is saying the attackers were dressed as soldiers, and notes that the Yemeni branch of the Islamic Jihad had made threats just three days ago.

Reuters notes that the U.S. Embassy says no Americans were among the wounded.

According to CNN, ten police and civilians were killed, as were six attackers.


Posted by Confederate Yankee at September 17, 2008 04:19 AM

I'm glad to see our Marines and diplomats came through okay, though the loss of the civilian and police life is quite sad.

Posted by: OmegaPaladin at September 17, 2008 08:19 AM