The New York Times reported that on 24 April two Yemeni terrorists died trying to kidnap a Joint Special Operations Command LTC and a CIA officer while at a barber shop. The Yemenis pulled up in a pickup truck armed with an AK-47 and stun gun.
Many outlets are reporting this as an attempted ambush but that sounds’ strange considering the embassy has their own barber shops, operatives tend to grow their hair and how the terrorists had such pinpoint info. After the two Yemenis were killed their group’s leader, Wael Abdullah al-Waeli, was killed in a shootout in Sana.
The incident harkens back to similar shooting in Pakistan in 2011 where CIA operative Raymond Davis shot and killed two Pakistanis allegedly trying to rob him. Davis was held for weeks. The two Americans in Yemen left the country days after the incident.