Yemen: 14 Killed in Attack on US Embassy …….

More from that religion that keeps on given…..

Al-Reuters: “SANAA, Sept 17 – “No American embassy staff were hurt in a suspected car bomb attack on the U.S. embassy in Yemen on Wednesday, a source inside the heavily-fortified compound said. The source, who declined to be named as he was not authorised to speak to the media, said that U.S. embassy staff had been gathered into a safe area.”

Al-AP reports on it as well:

“A car bomb targeting the U.S. Embassy hit the front gate of the American Embassy in Yemen Wednesday morning and there were unspecified casualties, a U.S. spokesman said.Ryan Gliha, the embassy spokesman, told The Associated Press by telephone that there was a second explosion that followed the initial one, but did not know what caused it. A Yemeni security official said the embassy was hit by two car bombs and that heavy gunfire lasting around 10 minutes followed the blasts.

Several nearby homes were badly damaged by the blasts, he said, but had no information on whether the heavily guarded embassy sustained damage too. He said three of the embassy’s guards were wounded, but he did not know their nationalities. A medical official, meanwhile, said at least seven Yemeni nationals were wounded and taken to the city’s Republican hospital. They are residents of a housing compound near the embassy and included children, he said.

Both the security and medical officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to release the information to the media. Explosions and heavy gunfire were heard Wednesday morning near the Embassy in the eastern sector of San’a and police swiftly cordoned off the area, according to a government security official and an AP reporter at the scene. An AP reporter at the scene said ambulance cars rushed to the area after the 9:15 blasts and that hundreds of heavily armed security forces were deployed around the embassy. Police kept reporters well away from the immediate area of the embassy, he said.

Regional TV news netwrks Al-Jazeera and Al-Arabiya were reporting that a fire broke out in one of the embassy’s buildings.The AP reporter said a fire truck was seen headed to the scene of the blasts, but Gliha, the embassy spokesman, denied the report.”

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