Three Al-Qaeda Suspects Arrested in Yemen

Yemeni forces have arrested three suspected al-Qaeda operatives, including a key militant leader Mohammed Ahmed al-Hanaq, after they were wounded in a raid on Monday, say media reports citing security sources.

The suspects were captured at a hospital north of the capital, Sana’a.

The US and UK had shut down their embassies in Sana’a Sunday due to ‘threats’ posed by the ‘al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula’ (AQAP), which recently claimed responsibility for a failed plot to blow up a US airliner over Detroit.

The missions, however, resumed operations after the raid on Monday killed two other militants and Yemeni authorities said security measures around the embassies had been beefed up.

While the US embassy resumed regular operations on Tuesday, the embassies of France and UK also re-opened on Wednesday but the consular office at the UK embassy remains closed, added the reports.

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