US embassy in Yemen hit by car bombing
This bombing infront of US embassy is clear cut signal that terrorist group can hit Americans any where in the world.JUST few days back a series of bomb explosions in New Delhi killed 30 people and now in Sanna. These kind of bomb explosions at most sacured places , such as US embassy clearly shows the intention of the terrorist group, they just want publicity without paying anything and killing innocents.
The U.S. embassy in the Yemeni capital Sanaa was hit by a car bombing on Wednesday sparking a series of explosions around the heavily fortified compound, witnesses said.
The car was blown up in front of the entrance to the compound and gunmen in a second vehicle then opened fire on embassy security guards with rockets as well as small arms, one witness said.
He said there were casualties among the Yemeni police detachment posted outside the embassy but he could not specify their number or condition.
Another witness saw at least two ambulances at the scene.
Yemeni officials were not immediately available to comment on the cause of the blasts or the number of casualties, but ambulances and fire engines rushed to the scene and police cordoned off the area
In April, the U.S. State Department ordered the evacuation of non-essential diplomatic staff following an attack on the embassy claimed by al-Qaeda the previous month, and rocket fire on a Sanaa residential compound used by U.S. oilmen.
A schoolgirl and a policeman were killed and 19 people wounded in the March attack on the compound.
The embassy called on Americans in Yemen to "exercise caution and take prudent security measures, including maintaining a high level of vigilance, avoiding crowds and demonstrations, keeping a low profile, varying times and routes for all travel."
In recent years, militants have carried out a string of attacks in Yemen, the ancestral homeland of al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden.
In October 2000, al-Qaeda attacked American warship off the southern port of Aden, using a small boat packed with explosives to blow a hole in the side of the vessel, killing 17 American sailors.
Al-Qaeda's local wing which calls itself Jund al-Yemen Brigades has also claimed responsibility for previous attacks on Belgian and Spanish tourists in Yemen.
Last month, Yemeni security forces announced the arrest of 30 suspected al-Qaeda members, saying they had dismantled an extremist cell, as part of a crackdown on the jihadist network in the eastern part of the country
sourece: al arabia tv