A loud explosion, followed by heavy gunfire can be heard near the US embassy in Sanaa, Yemen. It is not known if it was at the embassy or just near it as the entire area has been cordoned off. Officials talked on condition of anonymousity.
Yemen is fighting against Al Qaeda in that country, which the US government says is the most dangerous cell.
The US and Great Britain had previously closed their embassies in August as part of the 19 total closings.
More information will be provided as it becomes available.
UPDATE: The explosion and gunfire are not at the embassy but in the neighborhood. Embassy area blocked off.
UPDATE: The explosion and the 'gunfire" turned out to be a wedding celebration.