The security authorities thwarted on Sunday a bombing attempt near the headquarters of the political security in Yemen's port city of Aden, the defense ministry reported, a day after the security authorities were placed on high alert across the republic to face expected terrorist attacks.
The authorities discovered an explosive device, which was put at the Mina'a sports club and at the entrance of the political security office, and defused it, the September 26 website, the ministry's mouthpiece, said.
The device was packed with powerful explosives and it was readied for remote detonation, it said.
On Saturday, the interior ministry said it had uncovered an Al-Qaeda plan to attack security and military targets through operatives in military uniform, adding , in response, the authorities were ordered to stay on high alert to face possible terrorist attacks.
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.
Concerns have started to grow about the current security situation which is badly affecting the country in particular the national economy.
In recent weeks, Yemen has dismantled many terrorist cells including those responsible for suicide bombings amid a continuous, extensive hunt for key operatives who were reported to have planned to regroup and build training camps to recruit new militants.