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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.
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.