US Embassy in Yemen Car Bombing
US embassy in Yemen hit by car bombing, rocket fire...
The US embassy in the Yemeni capital Sanaa was hit by a car bombing and rocket fire on Wednesday sparking a series of explosions around the heavily fortified compound, witnesses said.
The car was blown up in front of the entrance to the compound and gunmen in a second vehicle then opened fire on embassy security guards with rockets as well as small arms, one witness told AFP.
It was the second attack on the embassy this year.
"By and by there was a little stir on the staircase and in the passageway, and in lounged a tall, loose-jointed figure, of an exaggerated Yankee port and demeanor, whom (as being about the homeliest man I ever saw, yet by no means repulsive or disagreeable) it was impossible not to recognize Uncle Abe."
- A Peaceable Man (Nathaniel Hawthorne), Atlantic Monthly, July 1862.