A car bomb attack outside the US embassy in Yemen has reportedly killed at least fourteen people.
Early reports indicate six Yemini soldiers were killed in heavy fighting outside the US compound in Sanaa. An Indian and three Yemini citizens are also confirmed to have died after being caught in the explosions.
No US embassy staff are believed to have been caught up in the blasts.
Early reports suggest a terror group calling itself Islamic Jihad in Yemen are claiming responsibility for the bombings – but these still remain unconfirmed.
Yemen has already faced a spate of al Qaeda attacks this year. In April, Washington ordered all non-essential staff to leave the Yemen after a mortar attack on its embassy headquarters in Sanna.
Yemen, which has backed the Bush administrations ‘War on Terror’ has blamed al Qaeda for a series of attacks on western targets.