Monday, December 20, 2010

Yemeni bomber fails

This from the Department of Homeland Security's Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report for 20 December 2010:

December 16, Voice of America News – (International) Bomb targets US Embassy
vehicle in Yemen. U.S. and Yemeni officials said a group of American embassy
personnel came under attack December 15 when a bomb exploded near their vehicle
outside a restaurant in Yemen’s capital. A U.S. State Department spokesman said no
one was injured in the blast, which took place in a commercial district of Sana’a. An
investigation is ongoing. Another U.S. official said the explosion disabled the vehicle,
and that the embassy believes it was “likely” an attempt to target U.S. interests. Yemeni
officials said police arrested several suspects, including a Jordanian in his 20s. They
said the attacker threw a hand grenade at a car carrying a number of Americans as it
was parked outside a restaurant frequented by foreign nationals. It is unclear whether
the attack is linked to al-Qaida militants in the country.

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