Fourth Al-Qaeda attack in Yemen foiled: Defence ministry

SANAA (AFP) - Yemeni forces foiled an Al-Qaeda attempt to detonate a car bomb in the south on Friday, the defence ministry said, as 56 security personnel were killed in three other attacks.

Security forces "foiled on Friday a terrorist attack by intercepting a bomb-laden car that was targeting the Ain Ba'maabad region and Balhaf gas terminal (in Shabwa province), causing the vehicle to explode, killing the terrorists it was carrying," said a statement on the ministry's website.