Yemen arrests 7 suspects in attack on UK diplomat

A Yemeni security official says at least seven suspected al Qaeda militants have been arrested in connection with an attack on Britain`s No 2 diplomat in the country.

Updated: Oct 07, 2010, 20:44 PM IST

San`a: A Yemeni security official
says at least seven suspected al Qaeda militants have been
arrested in connection with an attack on Britain`s No 2
diplomat in the country.

The official said today the suspects were detained in
the Yemeni capital a day earlier, hours after assailants shot
a rocket at a British convoy.

Four people were wounded in the attack, including an
embassy official, although Britain`s deputy chief of mission
was unharmed.

The official says the attack highlights the Yemeni
security forces` troubles in securing the capital, especially
the troubled Noqoum neighbourhood, where the attack took
place.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because
he wasn`t authorised to speak to the media.

PTI