Yemen arrests three foreigners over possible al-Qaeda links
Interior ministry: the foreigners, a Bulgarian, Belgian and Somali, were aged between 22 and 48
Yemeni police have arrested three foreigners in the capital Sanaa after one of them was found to have al-Qaeda material in his possession, the Interior Ministry said.
The foreigners, a Bulgarian, Belgian and Somali, were aged between 22 and 48, the ministry said on its website late on Friday.
“The third person was found to have slogans for al-Qaeda in his possession,” the statement said without identifying which of the three men it was referring to.
Last year Yemeni security forces launched a campaign to drive out al-Qaeda from their strongholds in the south. U.S. drone attacks have also targeted suspected al-Qaeda members.