religious body flays terror attack on US embassy
Indo-Asian News Service
Dubai, Sep 19 (IANS) A top Yemeni religious body has strongly
condemned Wednesday's terrorist attack on the US embassy that
claimed 16 lives, including that of an Indian nurse.
The Association of Yemeni Religious Scholars, while condemning
the attack, called on the Yemeni people to unify their efforts
to face such terror acts, the official Saba news agency reported.
The association lauded the role of the security forces in
thwarting such acts.
It also expressed its condolences to the families of those
Wednesday's attack started with two car bomb explosions in
front of the US embassy gate in Sana'a. This was followed
by an exchange of fire between the Yemeni security forces
and the militants.
Six security personnel, six militants and four civilians,
including a 26-year-old Indian nurse, Rani Krishnan, were
killed in the attack.
The Organisation of Islamic Jihad, an Al Qaeda linked Islamic
group, claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it was
demanding the release of militants being held by the Yemeni
According to reports, the police have detained 30 people following
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