Al-Qaeda plans to use garbage trucks to carry out suicide bombings in Yemen’s port city of Aden, Alettejah website reported on Saturday, quoting a senior security source, coinciding with reports the authorities defused a car bomb in Hadramout province.
The local security authorities obtained information about the plan and in response they have drawn up a precautionary plan to face terrorist attacks after some militants infiltrated into Aden fleeing the continuous operations against them in Abyan province, the source was quoted as saying.
The source urged the public to report to the police any suspicious acts in the city and officials to raise awareness among the sweepers that they should report to the police any threats they receive from militants, the website added.
Yemen--and Aden in particular-- has been recently hit by a wave of violence and deadly militant attacks including those against intelligence and other public offices.
In response, the authorities have launched a massive hunt for Qaeda operatives arresting a number of them and terrorist cells in main cities including the capital Sanaa in recent weeks.
The massive hunt is continuing in large parts of the country for key Al-Qaeda operatives and the remaining militants who fled Abyan and Shabwa after the army drove Al-Qaeda out of its strongholds in the two provinces.