Yemen said Monday that an al-Qaeda operative turned himself in to authorities, the second such surrender in two days. According to a statement by Yemen's Supreme Security Committee, the suspect gave himself up late Sunday in the province of Marib, the AP reported.
The suspect was identified as Hamza Ali Saleh al-Dayan, who is believed to have trained suicide bombers.
Al-Dayan was among 23 al-Qaeda members who escaped from a Yemeni jail in Feb. 2006. He was later accused of taking part in the 2008 mortar attack against the U.S. Embassy in San'a that killed a policeman and a young girl at an adjacent school.
On Saturday, another suspected al-Qaeda activist, Ghalib al-Zayedi, surrendered to Marib's Governor Naji bin Ali al-Zayedi, who is also his cousin.