US EMBASSY ATTACKED TWIN CAR BOMBS IN YEMENI CAPITAL OF SANAA.... IN IRAQ TWIN CAR BOMBING HITS BAGHDAD. AL-QAEDA SENDS TWIN SUICIDE CAR BOMBERS TO SANAA YEMEN AND BAGHDAD IRAQ ON SAME DAY, SAME MORNING ABOUT 9:30AM, WEDNESDAY 9/17/2008.
BAGHDAD IRAQ AND SANAA YEMEN ARE BOTH IN THE SAME TIME ZONES.
The US embassy in Yemen was attacked by two car bombs, witnesses said. At least 16 people have been killed in an attack on the US embassy in the Yemeni capital Sanaa by a suicide bomber and armed fighters, the country's interior ministry has said. A suicide bomber on Wednesday morning, 9/17/2008, at about 9:30AM, drove a car close to the embassy before detonating his explosives, witnesses said, leaving part of the building on fire.
Armed men then attacked the embassy from a second car which also exploded, they said. Six guards, four civilians and six attackers died in the assault, the interior ministry said. A group called Islamic Jihad in Yemen has claimed responsibility for the attack and threatened to target the British, Emirati and Saudi embassies in Sanaa, reports say.
Police cordon...A vehicle was on fire on the road near the embassy compound's perimeter and police sealed off the area, witnesses said. Roads leading to the embassy were closed after the attack. Mohammed al-Qadi, a political columnist for the Yemen Times, told Al Jazeera: "The attack came at about 9.30 in the morning, when there were not so many people passing in the streets outside the US embassy. "Otherwise, the casualties could have been a lot more."
Twin bombing hits Iraqi capital pro-U.S. official targeted at home; A double car bombing Wednesday morning 9/17/08 at about 9:30AM in a West Baghdad business district has killed at least 15 people and wounded another 25, Iraqi police say. The first blast was a car bomb followed two minutes later by another explosion caused by another car bomb, police said. Fifteen people were killed and 25 wounded when the two car bombs went off minutes apart in the Al-Khark district of west Baghdad, an interior ministry official said.
Violence has dropped sharply in Iraq since last year, but attacks continue.
US military officials have warned that security gains remain fragile and that insurgents retain the ability to strike at US and Iraqi government targets.
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