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Al Qaeda blamed for U.S. Embassy attack

Posted By admin On September 17, 2008 @ 10:45 am In World News | Comments Disabled

CNN [1]
Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Suspected Al Qaeda militants disguised as security forces launched an explosive assault on the U.S. Embassy in Yemen’s capital, Sanaa, Wednesday killing 10 Yemeni police and civilians, officials said.

The attack involved two car bombs, a spokesman for Yemen’s embassy in Washington said. Six attackers, including a suicide bomber wearing an explosive vest, were also killed in the attack, Mohammed al-Basha said.

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There were at least four explosions — including at least one car bomb — and sniper fire, a senior State Department official said.

Yemeni officials said the first car contained people in police uniforms who exchanged fire with Yemeni security forces, the officials said.

The second car exploded after it passed an outermost gate to the Embassy but before it reached a second protective barrier, the officials said.

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[1] CNN: http://edition.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/meast/09/17/yemen.blast/index.html

[2] Attack Against U.S. Embassy In Yemen Blamed on Al-Qaeda: http://www.prisonplanet.com/attack-against-us-embassy-in-yemen-blamed-on-al-qaeda.html

[3] U.S. embassy in Yemen closes on Qaeda threat: http://www.prisonplanet.com/u-s-embassy-in-yemen-closes-on-qaeda-threat.html

[4] US embassy in Yemen hit by car bombing, rocket fire: http://www.prisonplanet.com/us-embassy-in-yemen-hit-by-car-bombing-rocket-fire.html

[5] Egypt on alert as protestors attack Israel embassy: http://www.prisonplanet.com/egypt-on-alert-as-protestors-attack-israel-embassy.html

[6] Gunmen kill U.S. embassy security chief in Yemen: http://www.prisonplanet.com/gunmen-kill-u-s-embassy-security-chief-in-yemen.html

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