Yemeni police have discovered a further 300 kg. of plastic explosives in the capital, Sanaa, which belonged to an al-Qaida cell. Two members of the cell had earlier accidentally blown themselves up, but apparently they had planned a large operation. Guantanamo captives from Yemen have in the past said that the U.S. embassy in Sanaa is a prime al-Qaida target.
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