Yemen detains woman in relation to explosive parcels

Published October 30th, 2010 - 05:27 GMT
Ali Saleh
Ali Saleh

Yemeni authorities arrested a woman suspected of sending explosive parcels to the United States, according to Yemen security officials. Yemen security forces surrounded a house where the suspect who is believed to have dispatched explosive packages headed to the United States was hiding, Yemen's president said on Saturday.

"National security are sealing off a house in which there is a woman believed to have sent the packages," Ali Abdullah Saleh told a news conference, but he did not give the location of the house. Earlier Yemen said no UPS cargo planes left Yemen to other countries in the last days and there are no direct flights from Yemen to the United Kingdom or the United States, a Yemeni official said, after claims that British and U.S. officials had found the suspicious packages on planes that originated in Yemen. 

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