Blast in Yemen courtroom injures several people, including judge
A bomb has wounded several people at a court in Yemen where a suspected al-Qaeda member was sentenced to death five days ago. The explosion ripped through the courtroom in Jibla, some 160 kms south of the capital Sanaa.
Yemeni police said they had arrested a man in connection with the explosion, adding a judge was among the injured. Witnesses said they saw victims being taken away in ambulances. It was not immediately clear if anybody was killed. The blast was believed to have been caused by a hand grenade, Reuters reported.
Security officials surrounded the court building Wednesday and cordoned it off.
On Saturday, the court condemned to death 30-year-old Abed Abdul Razak Kamel after convicting him of shooting dead three US missionaries. (Albawaba.com)