Sana'a, Jul 11: Ten al Qaeda members, suspected for planning suicide attacks on oil facilities in Yemen, have been detained in the country, reported a leading news agency.
The security forces have arrested 10 militants in the last four days according to Yemen's Defense Ministry.
"Two members of the al Qaeda cell had been detained during the security raid on the militants' hideout on Monday Jul, 5 while another eight suspected members of the cell were captured later during the past four days," the ministry informed.
An unidentified security source also said that the security services have monitored the movement of those people and have arrested ten members altogether as an all-out manhunt is going on to comb the area to arrest the rest.
The Defense Ministry had informed on Jul 5 that the security forces arrested two al Qaeda members in Mukalla and was tracking the rest of the group who managed to escape the security siege. It added that they seized the document revealing the group was plotting suicide bomb attacks on the security headquarters and economic and oil facilities in Hadramout province.
The statement revealed that the arrested include Abdullah Faraj Mahmoud Lujoubar, a Saudi wanted terrorist.