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Yemen smashes al Qaeda linked crime cell

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Yemen smashes al Qaeda linked crime cell


Authorities in Yemen say they have broke up an al Qaeda-linked cell that was behind Friday’s attempted attacks on oil and gas installations. After a seven hour siege in the capital, Sanaa, four suspects were arrested by security forces. The Yemeni Interior Minister, Rshad al-Alimi, said the four men in custody are all Yemeni nationals. But he did not give details on nationalities of the four bombers killed in the foiled attacks on Friday.

It is thought the attacks were timed to coincide with Yemen’s presidential and local elections on Wednesday. Security forces say they also seized several packs of high explosives, weapons and ammunition which they believe the group in custody was planning to use in strikes on the capital.

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