ADEN, Yemen, Yemeni counter-terrorism troops, backed by the United Arab Emirates, arrested 10 militants, linked to extremist groups, in an operation, conducted in the southern port city of Aden.

According to a statement, issued by Aden's Police Command, the captured insurgents were planning to carry out terrorist attacks, against government and military institutions in Aden.

The security forces raided a number of buildings in Aden's neighbourhood of Qalou in a predawn anti-terror operation, supervised by intelligence officers, the statement added.

A security official told Xinhua that, "powerful firearms, huge ammo, explosives and military suits were confiscated by the troops, inside one of the buildings."

"The intelligence department of Aden's police, learned of possible terrorist attack, the troops got an alert and began raiding operations that ended in nabbing dangerous elements," it said.

The security operation comes, just hours after a well-known cleric, loyal to the UAE was assassinated in a roadside bombing in Aden.

The southern port city of Aden is the headquarters of Yemen's internationally-backed President Abdu-Rabbu Mansour Hadi and his government.

The legitimate government controls the south and some eastern parts, while the Houthi-Saleh alliance controls the other parts, including the capital Sanaa.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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