New assassinations foiled by arresting 2 Al Qaeda operatives,
10 on trial today for massacre of Sabeen Square
By Nasser Arrabyee,14/10/2013Two Al Qaeda operatives were arrested with a quantity of explosives and weapons that were supposed to be used in new assassinations, said security sources Monday.
Counterterrorism forces raided an Al Qaeda hideout out at 2:30 AM in Jader, 14 Kilometers north of the Yemeni capital, Sana’a. Authorities confiscated improvised explosive devises, electronic circuits, suicide vests, wires, batteries, antennas, cell phones, magnetic plates, mortar shells and bomb making equipment.
In addition, security forces detained two operatives who were present at the scene and identified other members of the terror cell during the raid. It was also discovered that the hideout had assassination guide books, target lists and paper clippings of articles tracking the series of assassinations that killed Yemeni officers.
One of the cell members impersonated a police officer to rent the house four months ago. The cell also used motorbikes for transportation. It is worth noting that assassins riding motorbikes have killed 40 officers and injured dozens in Yemen during 2012.
Meanwhile, a total of 10 Al Qaeda suspects were put on trial Monday for charges of being involved in a terrorist operation that resulted in killing and injuring about 300 soldiers in a parade last May.