Bombs in Sana’a

This item appears on page 18 of the November 2008 issue.

The Department of State recommends deferring nonessential travel to Yemen. On Sept. 17, terrorists set off a number of explosions near the main gate at the U.S. Embassy in Sana’a. Several Yemeni security personnel were killed as were a few individuals waiting to gain entry, including one US citizen.

Embassy employees have been advised to exercise caution when choosing restaurants or hotels or visiting tourist areas in Sana’a so as to avoid large gatherings of foreigners.

The security threat level in the entire Arabian Peninsula and Persian Gulf region remains high.