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Yemen says authorities have arrested a wanted al-Qaida leader
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 1:38 PM EDT
Yemen's Interior Ministry says security forces have arrested a leading al-Qaida leader involved in orchestrating abductions of foreigners and looting banks.
In the capital, security officials said that anti-terrorism forces arrested three suspected militants who were allegedly planning an attack. The officials didn't reveal the nature of the plans but said the three were seized from a hotel in Sanaa. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the press.
Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula is seen by Washington as al-Qaida's most dangerous offshoot.