Just passing by

Four men in two cars were stopped near the US embassy in Sanaa on Tuesday and found to have in their possession nine grenades, a machine gun, 296 bullets, five detonators, a siren device as used by ambulances and 20 fuel containers.

According to a security source they were just passing through and had no intention of targeting the embassy. 

The men were from Damaj in Saada province. Although the province is the seat of the Houthi rebellion, Damaj is actually aSunni/Salafi stronghold. So that's OK, no need to worry.

Posted by Brian Whitaker, 10 September 2009.