Monday, September 22, 2008

Yemen rounds up Qaeda-linked group

SANAA (Reuters) - Yemen has arrested six members of an Islamic militant group which claimed an attack on the U.S. embassy that killed 19 people, a state-run website said on Sunday.

Abu al-Ghaith al-Yamani -- who signed the Islamic Jihad group's statements and was thought to be its leader -- was among the six arrested, it said.

But the website, in detailing the arrests, did not mention the attack on the U.S. embassy, saying only that the six were detained for threatening to target other foreign embassies including the Saudi and British embassies.

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