'Ben Laden tapes found at home of alleged killer of US missionaries'
The three slain missionaries, from left: Physician Martha Myers, hospital administrator William Koehn and purchasing agent Kathleen Gariety.
SANAA (AP) ‚ÄĒ Audiotapes of Al Qaeda leader Osama Ben Laden were found at the house of a Yemeni who allegedly shot dead three American missionaries in southern Yemen, a Yemeni security official said Sunday.
Abed Abdul Razak Kamel and his alleged collaborator, Ali Al Jarallah, are believed to be members of a terrorist cell closely connected with Al Qaeda, the security official said on condition of anonymity. Both men are in police custody.
Yemeni Parliament Speaker Abdullah Al Ahmar, meanwhile, said in remarks published Sunday that he believes last week's missionary shootings was a response to the November killing of Al Qaeda's top operative in Yemen by an unmanned CIA aircraft.
On Dec. 30, Kamel allegedly walked into the Jibla Hospital in southern Yemen and shot dead missionaries Kathleen A. Gariety, Martha C. Myers and William E. Koehn. A fourth American, Donald W. Caswell, was shot but...