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A car bomb and rocket-propelled grenades have reportedly hit the US embassy in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa.
SAN'A, Yemen - A car bomb targeting the U.S. Embassy hit the front gate of the compound in Yemen's capital on Wednesday, causing 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.
Originally posted by chips
Sky TV update:
'Islamic Jihad in Yemen' claim to have carried out the U.S. embassy attack.
Multiple casualties now reported.
Islamist militants are claiming responsibility for a car bomb explosion outside the U.S. Embassy in Yemen's capital, Sanaa, that has killed at least 16 people.
A group calling itself Islamic Jihad in Yemen also threatened further strikes.