By Nasser Arrabyee/17/12/2009
A group of 34 Al Qaeda elements were killed and 17 others were arrested in three big hunt down operations implemented by the Yemeni security forces in three different places in the country, said an official statement on Thursday.
The operations took place in Abyan, south of the country, Sana'a city, and Arhab at northern outskirt of the Sana'a, the capital.
The statement said that Al Qaeda elements had plans to strike schools and other Yemeni and Western interests.
The group in Arhab was made of 8 suicide bombers, provided with explosive belts, the statement said.