Yemen Officials Seize Motorcycles to Combat Al Qaeda Attacks

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A Yemeni policeman walks on motorcycles that were seized after their owners violated a ban on motorcycles on Oct. 20, at the police headquarters in the capital Sanaa. Yemen began the day before enforcing a temporary ban on motorcycles in the capital to prevent blasts or attacks. MOHAMMED HUWAIS / AFP - Getty Images

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A Yemeni policeman inspects hundreds of motorcycles seized by officials from owners using them as taxis after a ban went into effect on Monday, in Sana'a. The ban went into effect after a suspected al Qaeda assailant threw a grenade from a motorcycle at a Shiite Houthi post last week, killing two. The ban is meant to prevent attacks on Yemen's military personnel and members of the Shiite Houthi movement that has swept across the country.