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A Pakistani explosives expert built the bomb that was used in the attempt to assassinate Saudi Prince Muhammad Bin Naif Bin Abdul Aziz in Jeddah late last year, according to the governor of Abyan province. The unnamed Pakistani is said to have trained other al Qaeda operatives in the use of explosives and is believed to have been killed last fall.
The Yemeni government said it would halt military operations in the North once the Houthi rebels agree to their-six point demand. The military claimed 24 Houthi fighters were killed in clashes in Saada.
Security forces detained a suicide bomber at a checkpoint. The bomber is thought to have been en route to conduct an attack in the port city of Mukalla. The leader of the northern Houthi rebels said he would agree to the government's five-point plan if it ended attacks.
A court sentenced seven al Qaeda fighters to prison sentences ranging from five to 10 years for attacking foreign and local targets. Houthi rebels fighting in Yemen's North claimed to have withdrawn from a series of villages across the border in Saudi Arabia.
The government claimed al Qaeda was responsible for the Jan. 24 attack at a checkpoint in Shabwa province. "Five tribal leaders in Shabwa are negotiating with al Qaeda members to give themselves up," a security official said. The leader of the Shia Houthi rebels offered a truce to Saudi Arabia so it could withdraw its forces from Saudi border towns.
Both the Yemeni and Saudi governments claimed the Shia Houthi rebels operating in the North are coordinating attacks with Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. Three soldiers were killed in an attack at a checkpoint in Ataq in Shabwa province, an al Qaeda stronghold.