Embassy Attack – US Official Assassinated – Developing Story

Forwarding link and headline from Breitbart:


Masked gunmen have attacked and killed a security official at the U.S. embassy in Sanaa, Yemen, Reuters reported early this morning. The official, Qassem Aqlan, was a Yemeni who led a security team at the U.S. diplomatic mission. He was attacked in his car by assassins on a motorcycle in the city center.

The attack came just hours after Americans began to learn the full extent of security failures at U.S. diplomatic missions in Libya prior to the deadly terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi last month.


Yemeni security chief for U.S. embassy assassinated by al-Qaeda

A motorcycle-riding hit team murdered Qassem Aqlan, the head of a Yemeni security team for the U.S. embassy, in the heart of the capital city of Sanaa on Thursday.  Local sources say the shooters were working for al Qaeda.  According to ABC News, Aqlan was a 20-year employee of the U.S. embassy.  He was on his way into work when he was killed, but was not yet in the vicinity of the embassy building.

There have been plenty of assassinations in Yemen, but this one is particularly troubling given the current sensitivity about security at American embassies.


Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: