Al-Qaida suspect from U.S. tricked his guard
Yemen ? An American al-Qaida suspect detained in Yemen fooled his hospital guards into unshackling him by asking to join them for prayers, security officials said Saturday. He then killed a guard who laid down his weapon as he went ahead at prayer time.
The new details of Sharif Mobley’s failed escape attempt, obtained by The Associated Press, indicate the 26-year-old American of Somali descent has a level of training and cunning characteristic of the terror network.
Mobley made his bold escape attempt March 7 after being transferred from prison to a hospital in the capital, San’a, for medical treatment. He tried to shoot his way out of the hospital, killing one guard and seriously injuring another before being recaptured.