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Interior Ministry warns of further Al-Qaeda attacks in Sana’a

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Yemen Interior Ministry

By NY Staff

The Interior Ministry has reported that the Al-Qaeda terrorist organization has made plans to attack governmental and other vital institutions in Yemen. The ministry considered these plans to be desperate reactions to overwhelming defeats suffered in Abyan, when hundreds of militants were killed and many others injured during army campaigns against them.

In a press release, the ministry stated that it had directed security forces in different governorates to take all precautions and to respond seriously to possible security threats.

A security source who preferred to be unnamed stated that Yemeni security forces are on alert following the discovery of three Al-Qaeda plans outlining attacks against government institutions using car bombs.

“Security forces are tracking four bomb cars were surely reported to be in Sana’a and were prepared to attack the defense complex, security forces center and other targets,” noted the source. According to the source, a group of Al-Qaeda militants felt they could escape from security forces around Bab Al-Yemen, which sits close to the defense complex.

In this regard, Taher Haidar reported that Yemeni security forces foiled a plot targeting Yahya Mohammed Saleh, President of the Central Security Forces, and Ahmed Ali Saleh during a campaign to plant trees at a number of schools in Sana’a last week.