Yemeni security forces foiled two attacks that targeted foreign embassies in Sanaa, just days after the army expelled al-Qaeda from its main strongholds in southern Yemen, AFP reported Wednesday (June 20th).
Government forces captured a vehicle carrying three suspects who were armed with weapons, explosives, maps and plans specifying the locations of foreign embassies, as well as the houses of military leaders and other state figures.
Meanwhile, security personnel carried out an operation in southern Bayda province, killing local al-Qaeda leader Salah al-Jawhari -- also known as "the Fridge" -- and two suspected suicide bombers believed to be preparing strikes against military leaders in Bayda.
Yemeni forces also arrested Majed Hizam al-Qulaisi, described as one of the members of the cell responsible for last month's deadly Sabeen Square attack, which killed nearly 100 people.
Also on Wednesday, security forces arrested Nizar Abdul Rahman al-Jamie, a Tunisian national described as one of the "most dangerous al-Qaeda's foreign elements in Yemen".