On March 20, Al Qaida fired three mortars toward the U.S. embassy in
Sanaa. The mortars missed the embassy and struck a girls high school. Two
people were killed.
In wake of the Al Qaida strike, officials said, the UN conducted a
its presence in Yemen and withdrew many non-essential staffers. They said UN
offices were closed in Yemen after rockets slammed into a Western compound
in early April.
Yemeni troops have been deployed around the headquarters of the UN High
Commission for Refugees in Sanaa. Three-meter blast walls as well as
sandbags were placed around the compound.
The U.S. embassy has also withdrawn non-essential staffers. The British
embassy was said to have reduced its presence in Yemen as well.