Wednesday, September 17, 2008


From AP:
"Attackers armed with automatic weapons, rocket-propelled grenades and at least one suicide car bomb assaulted the U.S. Embassy in the Yemeni capital on Wednesday. Sixteen people were killed, including six assailants, officials said.

No Americans were hurt in the deadly attempt to breach the compound walls, which the U.S. said bore "all the hallmarks of an al-Qaida attack...

In the 9:15 am attack Wednesday, gunmen in a vehicle attacked a checkpoint outside the embassy with RPGs and automatic weapons, Yemeni security officials said. During the assault, suicide bombers in a vehicle made it through the checkpoint and hit a second, inner ring of concrete blocks, and detonated, the officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the press."

There are several differring accounts of what happened. The White House is calling today's deadly bombings outside the U.S. embassy in Yemen a reminder of the danger from "violent extremists both at home and abroad." Sixteen people have died. The U.S. says all American personnel are safe.

So far none of the candidates mentioned or tried to comment about this.

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