Yemen says foils plot to seize oil and gas facilities

August 7, 2013 14:07

SANAA - Yemeni security forces have foiled a plot by al-Qaida to take over oil and gas export facilities and a provincial capital in the eastern part of the country, a government official said on Wednesday.

Rajeh Badi, press advisor to Yemeni Prime Minister Mohammed Salem Basindwa, said the plot involved using dozens of al-Qaida militants dressed in Yemeni army uniforms to storm the facilities on the night of the 27th of Ramadan, which was on Sunday, and hold them.

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