SAN’A, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni security forces arrested three suspected al-Qaida militants from a cell that the U.S. has said was linked to a plot against the American or other embassies, the Interior Ministry said Wednesday.
The arrests were the latest move in Yemen’s U.S.-backed crackdown on al-Qaida’s offshoot here, as Yemeni officials trumpet that they are taking on the militant group.
The U.S. and British embassies closed for two days this week because of a threats that al-Qaida was planning an attack. Other Western embassies also took security precautions, closing to the public or limiting access.
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