Unknown gunmen detonated two bombs at the political security building and governor’s residence in Yemen’s Baidha province on Thursday, a day after two explosions hit the political security office and a military camp in Dhamar province, local security sources said by telephone.
One of the bombs was thrown at the gate of governor Al-Dhahiry Al-Shaday and several adjacent homes were damaged, the sources said, adding that the second bomb was detonated at the political security office at dawn. There have been no reports of casualties from both attacks.
The Yemeni army has recently launched an offensive against Al-Qaeda in Baidha that was ceased under a tribal mediation by elders who told the government they can convince the militants to leave the Rada city. The army is also seeking to release three Europeans who were kidnapped in Sanaa in December and handed to Al-Qaeda in Baidha.
Lately, leader of the Rada militants visited the capital Sanaa and met with senior officials on the battles and the release of the two Finns and Austrian.
The outcomes of the talks have not been announced.
However, unconfirmed reports have emerged that President Abdrabu Mansour Hadi had told the leader Abdul Ra’ouf Al-Dhahab that he and his relatives with links with Al-Qaeda should surrender to the authorities and release the three Europeans in exchange for stopping the fight against the militants.