Yemen Qaeda claims rocket attack near US embassy

AFP , Saturday 27 Sep 2014

Yemen's Al-Qaeda-linked Ansar al-Sharia claimed responsibility for a rocket that hit near the US embassy in Sanaa Saturday, shortly after the mission said it was unlikely the target.

"Ansar al-Sharia have targeted the US embassy in Sanaa with a (shoulder-launched) LAW rocket," the jihadist group posted on Twitter.

Earlier, the mission said on Twitter that it had "no reason to believe the US Embassy was target" of the attack.

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