Alleged assasins arrested in Yemen

22nd January 2008, Comments 0 comments

Authorities in Yemen have arrested the presumed perpetrators of the attack in Yemen in which 2 Belgian tourists were killed on Friday.

Authorities in Yemen have arrested the presumed perpetrators of the attack in Yemen in which 2 Belgian tourists were killed on Friday. The Belgians came under fire in the Yemeni capital Hadramout.

According to an anonymous source, four days of questioning have resulted in the identification of the assailants.

A group of 15 Belgian tourists were attacked on Friday in an ambush of armed men. 2 Belgian women were killed, as well as their Yemeni driver and tour guide. One Belgian man was injured seriously.

Belgian Foreign Minister Karel De Gucht (Flemish liberal) told the VRT earlier that terrorists had threatened to target holidaymakers in Yemen, the country from which Osama Bin Laden comes from.

The Belgian Foreign Ministry had issued advice not to travel to Yemen.

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