Two Al Qaeda suspects killed in Yemen

January 20th, 2009 - 3:28 am ICT by IANS  

Sanaa, Jan 20 (DPA) Two suspected members of a cell belonging to the Al Qaeda terrorist network, one of them a Saudi national, were killed and another arrested after a clash with police forces in Sanaa Monday, security sources said.The sources said a fourth suspected member of the group managed to flee.

A statement posted on the defence ministry’s web site that the clash took place after security forces raided an Al Qaeda safe house in a neighbourhood in the capital.

The statement identified the two dead suspects as Salim Muhammad Mqsaf, a Saudi national, and Yemeni Badr Dawoud Saleh Musharea’a.

It said a third suspect, identified as Yemeni Musaed Ahmed Naji al-Barbari, was arrested in the operation.

A fourth member of the alleged cell fled the house during the clash, and police forces were pursuing him, the statement said.

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