Seven Yemeni soldiers were poisoned last Thursday, while they were performing their tasks in a checkpoint located in a main entrance of the capital Sana'a, military sources said.
The sources affirmed that the soldiers were transferred to hospitals, pointing out that their cases are very serious and that they were put at the intensive care unit.
They made it clear that the soldiers were provided with poisoned sandwiches by an unknown person, accusing Al-Qaeda of attempting to kill them.
They said that Al-Qaeda aimed at killing the soldiers to enter the capital Sana'a, asserting that Yemeni security forces were mostly deployed after the incident in anticipation of Al-Qaeda operatives infiltration to Sana'a.
Meanwhile, the spokesman of the Military Committee formed under the GCC power transferred deal, Ali Saeed Obaid, has revealed that the Yemeni government has a plan to put an end to tribal support for Al-Qaeda in some Yemeni governorate including Abyan, Shabwa, Marib and al-Jawf.
He affirmed that the committee dispatched new military reinforcements with the aim of taking part in the military offensives conducted by the Yemeni army against Al-Qaeda militants in some districts of Abyan.
Obaid reaffirmed that most areas of Abyan were cleansed from landmines planted by the militants before their withdrawal to other areas, stressing that morale of the army is high after the defeat of Al-Qaeda militants and get them out of Abyan. He revealed that al-Qeada militants are currently positioned in some remote villages and areas located in borders of Abyan.Yemen's Interior Ministry had cautioned against the infiltration of Al-Qaeda operatives to the capital Sana'a, pointing out that Al-Qaeda has plans to carry out a suicide bombing using car bombs.