September 16, 2006

Suicide Bombers Foiled in Yemen Attack

SAN'A, Yemen (AP) - Authorities foiled an attempt by suicide bombers to blow up two oil installations with explosives-laden cars Friday, days after al-Qaida threatened to strike facilities in the Persian Gulf. The four attackers and a guard were killed.

The violence coincided with an election campaign in which President Ali Abdullah Saleh, facing his first real challenge since he became head of state in 1978, has been reaching out to the country's most strident Islamic movement.

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