The Yemeni authorities are hunting an Al-Qaeda cell including three foreign bomb makers, which was reported to have been trying to infiltrate into Dhale or Ibb, the interior ministry reported.
The ministry said on Thursday Al-Qaeda was behind the deadly suicide bombing which targeted cadets killing ten and injuring twenty of them at the police academy in Sanaa the prior day.
The cell members included three bomb makers from Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Dagestan, it said, pointing out that the authorities in the two provinces have been placed on high alert to prevent the infiltration of the cell and face possible attacks.
The hunt came after the authorities discovered Al-Qaeda had planned to establish training centers in mountainous areas in Dhale and Ibb after the severe blows it has received in nearby provinces over the past few months.
The Yemeni army drove Al-Qaeda out of their strongholds in Abyan and Shabwa provinces and has severely beat militants in nearby provinces including Baidha.
Hundreds of militants have been killed including senior leaders in the US-backed offensive and extensive hunt has been launched to target the remaining across the republic.