Yemeni security forces destroy al-Qaeda cell in Bayda province

Yemeni security forces destroy al-Qaeda cell in Bayda province

The official spokesman for the Ministry of Interior, Brigadier General Abdul-Khaleq Al-Ajri, confirmed on Thursday that the security services arrested terrorist elements in the village of Khubza in the Qaifah area of Bayda province.

Those terrorist elements affiliated with the so-called “Al-Qaeda” had carried out criminal operations targeting security points belonging to the Ministry of Interior, Al-Ajri added.

According to the spokesman, al-Qaeda elements sought to exploit an armed conflict that erupted between two parties from the village of Khubza due to a land dispute and a previous revenge to attack the security sites.

On Tuesday, 12-20-1443 AH, a group of “takfiri” elements located in the Khubza area attacked at 3:00 pm the security post and point near the entrance to the Khubza area, killing a security man and injuring five others.

Brigadier General Al-Ajri affirmed that the videos and clips circulated by the supporters of the Takfiris, which they said were for the security men, are fabricated and pre-prepared, with the aim of distorting the security forces.