Sitting in the lobby of the Burj al Salam hotel about an hour ago, we heard two explosions, but thought little about them. They were close enough to shake the windows a little.
About 30 minutes later, reports started coming in that the US Embassy was under attack. Current reports on Yemeni TV say that there was an intial car bomb followed by some shooting. Injuries are reported. Right now, reports attribute the attacks to Al Qaeda, which has been increasingly active in the country.
The US Embassy is located near the Sheraton hotel. Reports confirm that it was the Embassy and not the compound.
More to come.