US embassy attack
DUBAI (AFP) “” An Al-Qaeda group says seven of its fighters were killed when they attacked the US mission in Yemen in September and also claims an embassy official died in the strike, a US monitoring service reported on Friday.
The Yemen interior ministry had said six Yemeni soldiers, six civilians and six attackers, including one wearing an explosives belt, were killed in the September 17 attack on the highly-fortified US embassy in Sanaa.
The SITE Intelligence Group said an Al-Qaeda in Yemen branch had in an internet posting named the seven “martyrs” and had given a vivid description of how they had had breached the razor-tight security of the embassy in two vehicles.
It said the group comprised scholar and fighter Lutf Muhammad Abu Abdul-Rahman and six of his students.
The group, Al-Qaeda in the South of the Arabian Peninsula, threatened further attacks to deliver a “taste of horrors.”
“So, tighten your guard, increase your security measures for embassies and all dens of the Crusaders,” the group warned…