Terrorism plot foiled [Archives:2006/988/Front Page]

October 9 2006

Raidan Al-Saqqaf
SANA'A, Oct. 7 ) Intelligence sources have told armed forces newspaper, 26 September, that a suicide bombing plot was arranged to bomb a businessmen's club in the diplomatic area near political security, an Italian restaurant near the World Bank office in Hadda and a health club near the residence of Canadian Nexen employees.

Intelligence officers rented a house near the terrorist group's Al-Rawdhah area headquarters and monitored their movements, as well as used advanced technology to discover their plans. The plotters had several masks and costumes, as well as fake personal IDs and a license plate of a pickup, which would've been used to carry out the attacks.

More importantly, security officers found 12 50-kilogram packages of explosives, as well as power circuits and equipment to be used in the attack, according to plans found with the plotters. Intelligence forces also learned of other premises terrorist groups use in the Sheraton and Sho'oub areas to plan terrorism plots.

Upon arrest, one group member had a will in his custody, wherein he called on his mother to forgive him and pray for mercy on his soul. He also asked her to buy 50 copies of a tape by Mamdouh Al-Harbi, available from Al-Safa records, and distribute them to the community.