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Yemen arrests 2 European and 1 Somali al-Qaida suspects

Yemen arrests Belgian, Bulgarian and Somali suspected of having al-Qaida links

Yemen arrests 2 European and 1 Somali al-Qaida suspects

SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Yemeni security officials say authorities in the capital, Sanaa, have arrested a Belgian, a Bulgarian and a Somali suspected of having links with al-Qaida after a search found one of them carrying documents and materials with the group's logos on them.

The officials say security forces stopped the three men at a checkpoint and discovered the materials in one of their bags after searching their car.

Separately, security officials said unknown gunmen killed two fighters from the Shiite Houthi rebel group in central Ibb province, south of Sanaa.

They added that the Houthis had blocked roads and deployed hundreds of gunmen in the streets of Sanaa Friday and Saturday to guard against possible suicide attacks by al-Qaida during celebrations of the Prophet Muhammad's birthday.

Updated : 2021-09-27 20:34 GMT+08:00