25 in Yemen arrested in attack on US embassy

SAN'A, Yemen (AP) -- A senior security official in Yemen says 25 militants have been rounded up and are being questioned about yesterday's deadly attack on the U.S. Embassy there.

Those detained are suspected of having links to al-Qaida, but it's not unusual for authorities in Yemen to round up a large number of suspects after a terror attack. The official says U.S. and Yemeni investigators are doing the questioning. He also says a U.S. team, possibly from the FBI, is on its way to Yemen to take charge of the investigation.

Sixteen people were killed in the attack, including six militants. Among the dead was a young American woman and her Yemeni husband. They had recently wed in an arranged marriage.

The State Department today issued a travel warning, advising U.S. citizens to "defer nonessential travel" to Yemen. It's also authorized non-emergency embassy personnel to leave the country.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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