WASHINGTON (AP) -- The State Department has confirmed that a young American woman and her Yemeni husband were killed in a terrorist attack at the U.S. Embassy in Yemen.
A spokesman says officials have verified reports from the family of Susan Elbaneh that the 18-year-old from Lackawanna, N.Y., was among the victims of Wednesday's attack. Elbaneh, who was recently wed in Yemen in an arranged marriage, was outside the embassy with her husband apparently waiting to complete paperwork, according to her brother.
The attack killed 16 people, including six militants, and was the deadliest direct assault on a U.S. Embassy in a decade. The attackers failed to breach the compound's walls, and none of those killed or wounded were U.S. diplomats or embassy employees.
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