By Fatik al-Rodaini
SANA'A, April 15, 2012- Yemen's Defense Ministry accused Al-Qaeda militants of killing three children in Yemen's southern province of Hadhramout.
The ministry said that the children were on their way to school in a roadside bomb targeting a security officer in the province.
According to the ministry Yemeni air force planes destroyed a vehicle on the road between al-Jaradi and al-Zaher cities in the southern province of Baydha On Saturday, killing three leading al-Qaeda terrorists.
Separately, Yemen's Interior Ministry said that its security forces were on alert for a potential attack by al-Qaeda targeting vital and government facilities across the country after they being stormed lately by Yemeni government troops backed by tribesmen in their hideouts in Abyan province killing more than 200 militants during past a few days.
The ministry called on residents to report any terrorist activities. No further details were reported.