Yemeni forces on Saturday captured an al Qaeda militant wearing an explosive belt who was planning a suicide attack on “economic facilities,” a government official said.

The man was detained while driving a motorbike in the Khalf area in the Hadramaut region, the Ministry of Interior official said in a statement sent to Reuters. He was named as Saleh Abdul-Habib Saleh Shawash.

“The primary interrogation of this terrorist (revealed) he was planning a suicide attack against economic facilities in Hadramaut … the interrogation is ongoing to reveal more information about this and to see who else might be involved in the plan,” the source said. Reuters

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