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Two killed in Yemen school blasts near US embassy: police

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posted on Mar, 18 2008 @ 11:21 AM
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Two killed in Yemen school blasts near US embassy: police


www.abc.net.au

Police say a schoolgirl and a policemen have been killed in a bomb attack against a girls' school in Yemen.

They described the blast in the Yemeni capital as a criminal incident.

About 15 children and four policemen were also wounded.

Comments from a police spokesman suggested that the attack was not linked to the US embassy, which is located about 500 metres from the schoool.

Yemen, one of the world's poorest countries, is awash with weapons, the scene of frequent incidents of violence and the ancestral homeland of Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden.
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posted on Mar, 18 2008 @ 11:21 AM
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This is being reported as an attack on the school, but is very close to the U.S. Embassy which actually may have been the target. Osama Bin Laden will be back in the news with this one.

www.abc.net.au
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posted on Mar, 18 2008 @ 12:15 PM
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So, did the girl or the cop have the bomb strapped to them?

With our embassy within the city, it will be called close. That is the only thing that makes this news.



posted on Mar, 18 2008 @ 12:30 PM
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It was closer than the same city and the Embassy is now closed but thanks for the opinion. This was not my original source above for this story but it was the only public source I could find at the time...here is another that shows that the target is now being said to be unclear...

Guard Killed in Blast Near U.S. Embassy in Yemen


A Yemeni guard was killed in an explosion Tuesday near the U.S. embassy in the capital of San'a, a Yemeni Interior Ministry official said. Other local guards and some schoolchildren were also wounded in the blast.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity as Yemeni officials often do, according to protocol.

The official said the blast came after unknown attackers fired a mortar at a high school next to the American embassy in the downtown San'a district of Sawan. He said three guards and three children were wounded. However, it remained unclear if the embassy or the school was the target.


[edit on 18-3-2008 by DancedWithWolves]




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