SANAA, Yemen (AP) - Several suspects have been arrested after a
group of U.S. Embassy staffers came under attack in Yemen's
U.S. and Yemeni officials say attackers threw a bomb near the
staffers' vehicle outside a restaurant in the city's commercial
district yesterday. The State Department says no one was hurt.
Yemeni security officials say one of those arrested was a
Jordanian man in his 20s.
A U.S. official says the embassy believes that attackers were
targeting U.S. interests.
It was not immediately known whether the attack was linked to
al-Qaida militants in the country. The Yemeni officials say an
investigation is under way.
Al-Qaida's affiliate in Yemen has carried out a number of
attacks against foreign embassy staffers. The most recent came in
October when militants fired a rocket at a British Embassy vehicle
carrying four officials and the deputy chief of mission, wounding
The U.S. has dramatically stepped up counterterrorism aid to
Yemen's government to fight al-Qaida.
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