Yemini al-Qaida suspect blows himself up

Wednesday, February 13, 2002

SAN'A, Yemen (AP) -- A suspected al-Qaida member carrying explosives blew himself up Wednesday after being cornered by Yemeni security forces, according to a police statement.

The statement said that Sameer al-Hada, aged 25, was being chased by Yemeni security forces and had been stopped for questioning when he threatened police with a hand grenade.

The grenade exploded in his hand, killing him instantly. No police were injured.

The incident happened in a suburb of the Yemeni capital, San'a, during the early evening.

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