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Trial of U.S. citizen in Yemen delayed

SANAA (Reuters) – Yemen delayed the trial on Wednesday of a U.S. citizen accused of killing a guard while trying to escape from a hospital where he was being held after being arrested as a terrorism suspect.

Sharif Mobley’s trial was postponed over the absence of a qualified English translator to explain the charges against him, his lawyer Mohammed Alaw said. The trial will now start on Nov. 21.

Mobley, a former worker at a nuclear power plant in New Jersey, was among 11 suspects arrested in the Yemeni capital in early March.

He has been accused of killing a guard and wounding seven other people as he tried to shoot his way out of a hospital where he was being treated after his arrest.