Official: 25 arrested over US embassy attack

SAN'A, Yemen (AP) - A senior security official says at least 25 militants with suspected links to al-Qaida have been arrested in connection with Wednesday's deadly attack on the U.S. Embassy in the Yemeni capital.

The Yemeni official says the 25 have been rounded up from various parts of Yemen over the past 24 hours and are being questioned by Yemeni and U.S. investigators.

The official spoke Thursday on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to speak to the media. The attack Wednesday killed 16 people but failed to breach the compound's walls.

Source: Associated Press