Lawyer Says Female Bomb Suspect In Yemen Released

ABC News is reporting that authorities in Yemen have released on bail a 22-year-old female engineering student whose name and phone number were on the shipping documents for the two bombs sent to the United States.

A lawyer for Hanan Samawi told ABCNews.com that the young woman had returned home after being held and questioned over the last 24 hours.

The lawyer said Samawi’s father had been instructed to have his daughter avoid news reporters.

A Yemeni official briefed on the investigation said the suspect “is not allowed to leave the country pending further questioning.”

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