Explosive device defused near police station in Bab Al-Yemen, no injuries
Recently, explosive devices placed by anonymous persons in different areas of Sana’a have become increasingly commonplace. Targets have included both national and international facilities.
A security source told the Defense Ministry-based 26 September Net news site that the bomb was found inside a box of tissues and was timed to go off at 11 a.m. by way of remote operation.
General Ali Mohsen Obaid, spokesman of the Military Committee, told the Yemen Times that anonymous people, most likely affiliated with Ansar Al-Sharia, started planting explosive devices in different areas of Sana’a recently in order to create chaos.
Ansar Al-Sharia is a militant group considered to be affiliated with Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP).
Obaid said investigations are active to discover who is responsible for operations such as Wednesday’s attempted bombing as well as the assassination attempt on Defense Minister Mohammed Nasser Ahmed near the Yemeni Cabinet on Aug. 11.
On Sept. 26, the Ministry of Interior announced that the security apparatus foiled an attempt to detonate an explosive device near the German Embassy in Sana’a.
A security source at the Interior Ministry said in a press conference, “The security apparatus found a 12 kg bomb planted near the German Embassy and deactivated it.”
On Sept. 21, Sana’a Security Apparatus foiled an explosive device put in a school near the Presidential Compound.
A security source at the Martyer Abdulrazaq’s School, located near Al-Sabeen Hospital, said he found a bomb thrown among trees in the school and informed the security apparatus to deactivate it.