Friday, 17 December 2010

US Official: CIA officers escape Yemen attack

WASHINGTON -- A U.S. official confirms the four Americans who narrowly escaped a attack on their vehicle in Yemen's capital worked for the CIA.

None of the agency employees were hurt in the bombing that took place Wednesday outside a restaurant in Hadda, a commerical district in the capital. The bomb went off under a pick-up truck carrying the U.S personnel.

The official spoke on the condition of anonymity because details about the incident remain secret.

The official said there was "no indication that the perpetrators knew specifically who they were targeting."

The U.S. Embassy in Sanaa previously put out a statement on its website that "foreign residents ... were targeted for attack" Wednesday, but did not give further detail.

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