The U.S. State Department on Thursday recommended that all non-emergency staff and their families at the U.S. Embassy in Yemen leave the country after an attack on the building that killed 11 people, including one American.
Wednesday's attack by suspected al Qaeda-linked insurgents killed six Yemeni police and four civilians when the attackers, disguised as Yemeni forces, bombed the outer wall of the embassy and opened fire on first responders, said Mohammed al-Basha, a spokesman for the Yemeni Embassy in Washington.
Six attackers -- including one wearing a suicide vest -- were also killed, al-Basha said. Yemeni forces have rounded up at least 30 suspects, a security official said. Read full article »
-- CNN's Elise Labott and Diane Ruggiero in Washington and Schams Elwazer and Ben Wedeman in Sanaa contributed to this report.