Sources in the security service in Abyan province told the Saba news agency the man, Jihad Abdallah al-Faqir, was traveling by car to Lawdar district when he was detained. He allegedly told investigators an al-Qaida leader, Ali Alwi al-Saqqaf, had recruited him for the bombing.
Al-Faqir was held for investigation.
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