29 October 2013, 01:18

Large explosion, gunfire heard near US Embassy in Yemeni capital

Large explosion, gunfire heard near US Embassy in Yemeni capital

A large blast and gunfire were reported near the US Embassy in Yemen located in the capital Sanaa on Monday, according to security officials.

Eyewitnesses told the independent Yemen Post that an explosion was heard but it was not an attack. The explosion took place between two and three kilometers from the embassy, it added.

Security officials said that ambulances were heard rushing toward the embassy area, and officials implemented strict checkpoints towards the building, according to the Post.

Local reporters and residents posted on Twitter, saying there was a blast near the embassy.

It is unclear if there were any injuries.

The embassy has yet to confirm if there has been an explosion.

Voice of Russia, RIA, Epoch Times

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