Source: The Canadian Press
An American who was arrested on suspicion of having links with al-Qaida has been charged with the murder of a Yemeni soldier and the wounding of another during a failed escape attempt.
The 26-year-old American of Somali descent, Sharif Mobley, was charged Wednesday by a criminal court for killing one of his guards and wounding another while attempting to escape from a hospital where he was receiving treatment in March.
He was in originally in custody for links to al-Qaida.
U.S. officials say Mobley, who grew up in Buena, N.J., travelled to Yemen more than two years ago with the goal of joining a terror group and that the U.S. government was aware of his potential extremist ties long before his arrest.