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Blast at US embassy in Yemen

Last updated on: September 17, 2008 16:28 IST

Ten people, including an Indian, were killed when a car bomb exploded outside the US embassy in Sanaa, the capital of Yemen. Six of those killed were Yemeni guards, while four, including the Indian, were civilians. Some mdeia reports put the death toll at 16.

Eyewitnesses and sources said the embassy was targeted by a car bomb and then by rocket fire. Several nearby homes were badly damaged by the blasts, sources said.

Yemen is the ancestral homeland of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.