Yemeni security forces arrested a suspected Al-Qaeda member overnight as he prepared to carry out a suicide bombing in the southeastern port of Mukalla, an interior ministry spokesman said on Saturday. The spokesman told AFP Saleh Abd al-Habib Saleh al-Shaush was stopped at a roadblock.
He was detained while riding a motorbike in the district of Khalaf. "He was riding a motorbike which was carrying two bombs and he was also wearing an explosives belt." His precise target was unclear although it was suspected to be a major facility in Mukalla, the spokesman added.