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Suspected Militant Detained Trying To Carry Gun Into Baptist-Run Hospital In Yemen

Yemeni authorities have detained a suspected Muslim fundamentalist because he was trying to carry a gun into a hospital where three U.S. missionaries were shot dead last year, a security official said Wednesday. The official said the suspect, identified as Ahmed Abdullah, was carrying a pistol and tried to enter the Baptist-run hospital last Thursday in the southern town of Jibla. He was frisked and arrested by security guards at the hospital’s gate after walking through a metal detector, the official said, on condition of anonymity. The suspect was being held for questioning about why he was trying to carry a weapon into the hospital. The hospital has strengthened security measures, including installing two metal detectors sent by the U.S. Embassy, after a suspected Muslim militant entered the complex on Dec. 30 and shot to death three American missionaries, seriously wounding another. The alleged gunman, Abed Abdul Razak Kamel, passed a security checkpoint by concealing his weapon under loose-fitting clothes and making it look as if he were carrying a child. Yemeni security officials arrested Kamel and said he may belong to a terrorist cell linked to al-Qaida. Full Story

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