Egyptian News Media Reports US Embassy in Yemen Suffering Bomb Attack
UPDATE: This has been reported to be a hoax by a person at the embassy. See below.
Shorouk News is reporting a bomb attack on the US Embassy to Yemen:
Sanaa – ASHA
An explosion in the region, which is located where the U.S. Embassy, the Yemeni capital Sanaa.
A security source said Interior Ministry: “The security of the U.S. Embassy, told the security services, reported an explosion near the embassy building, on Wednesday evening, and after a search around the perimeter of the embassy building, revealed that the explosion was caused by a bomb, planted on the west side of the building. “
This comes as no no immediate claim of responsibility for the incident.
It should be noted, that the U.S. diplomatic missions, in a large number of the capitals of the world, suffers from clashes, and demonstrations; abuser because of the film of the Prophet Muhammad, (peace be upon him).
This text is taken from a google translation of the page.
Neither the facebook page or the webpage for the embassy has confirmed this yet.
UPDATE: Apparently, and thankfully, this is a hoax:
colleague in Yemen–> RT @JoeSheffer @jeremyscahill We are currently speaking with the US embassy. This appears to be a hoax.
— jeremy scahill (@jeremyscahill) September 12, 2012
For what it’s worth, I had another Middle East news source reporting the same thing, but didn’t post it. Apparently they were both as accurate.
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