Yemeni security forces foil terrorist improvised bomb near security building |
Kuwait News Agency - 23 July, 2012
Yemeni Security forces thwarted a terrorist bombing attempt near the country's national security building in Eden province, Yemeni Defense Ministry said on Sunday.
The ministry said in a statement that security officials discovered an explosive device, which was put at the entrance of the political security office, and defused it.
"The device was packed with powerful explosives and it was arranged for remote detonation," the statement added.
The ministry said that security apparatus has conducted a wide campaign against terrorist cells that aim to destabilize security of the country.
Al-Qaeda has recently carried out deadly suicide bombings targeting military and security chiefs, personnel and cadets in several Yemeni cities including the capital Sana and vowed to retaliate after the army drove militants out of their strongholds in the south.