Blast attempt foiled [Archives:2003/642/Local News]

June 19 2003

Security officers in Sana'a were able Thursday evening to foil a blast attempt near Hadda hotel where some Americans and Westerners resided. Reliable sources told Yemen Times that some security officers found by mere chance explosive material in a sack planted in the area between Hadda hotel and the resident complex where some US individuals and security officials live.
The security forces contacted some explosives experts who came immediately and were able to foil the terrorist attempt.
Security measures have been intensified in the area ever since. Three taxi drivers who were in the location but they were later released upon concluding that they had nothing to do with the attempt.