Militants of Ansar al-Shariah, an al-Qaeda-linked group, attacked on Wednesday a checkpoint run by fighters of the Popular Resistance Committees in Jaar of Abyan Abyan, killing one person.
Locals of Jaar said the attackers were riding a vehicle, pointing out that they chanted loudly after carrying out the attack.
The Popular Resistance Committees backed the offensive of the Yemeni army in Abyan and other southern governorates.
The Popular Resistance Committees in collaboration with the Yemeni army stormed a number of houses Monday in Jaar and arrested many al-Qaeda suspects, local sources affirmed.
Al-Qaeda restored to use other tactics as it assassinated a number of Yemeni military commanders and officers and carried out suicide bombings against military and security institutions in the capital Sana'a and other cities.
Local sources affirmed that al-Qaeda militants are still existed in some remote mountains and areas of Abyan despite they were dislodged of their main stronghold in Abyan.
Early of August, al-Qaeda killed at least 45 people and wounding dozens more in the deadliest attack since the army declared victory over militants in June.
Last Friday, a senior Yemeni military officer, Brigadier Omar Barasheed, was killed when a bomb planted in his car exploded in the southeastern city of Mukalla in an attack blamed on al Qaeda.
Security officials said that the authorities foiled many plans to carry out terrorist attacks by al-Qaeda in the capital Sana'a, affirming that seized 40 belts packed with explosives.