Sana'a: At least five terrorists of the Al-Qaeda have escaped from a prison in Yemen, the country's official news agency Saba reported.
The five members of the Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) fled on Tuesday from a prison in the country's northwestern port city of al-Hodayda, Xinhua quoted an official as saying.
Several members of the Yemeni Al-Qaeda wing were recently captured following a US-backed operation in the southern Abyan province.
A security official told Xinhua that the terrorists escaped from the "highly-guarded" jail through a 30-metre-long tunnel they dug from their cell to a nearby cemetery.
The incident occurred just after 10 Al-Qaeda suspects escaped from a prison in the southern port city of Aden.
Story first published:
June 27, 2012 10:28 IST