Yemeni police forces, on Monday, defused an explosives-laden car that was found parked in a residential neighbourhood in Aden province, two days after a suicide bombing, claimed by the Daesh group killed 50 soldiers.

Residents of the neighbourhood of Mu'alla reported to security agencies in Aden, that, they found a booby-trapped car, a senior official with the local government said.

Police bomb disposal technicians arrived at the scene and defused the explosives, after moving the booby-trapped vehicle to a safe place, spokesman for Aden's Police Command, Abdul-Rahman Naqeeb said.

Army forces cordoned off the area, and special anti-terror soldiers are still searching for suspected elements, the spokesman added.

The incident comes two days after a suicide bomber of the Yemen-based affiliate of the Daesh group, struck an army base near Aden's international airport, leaving 50 pro-government soldiers dead and more than 40 others injured.

The Daesh suicide bomber, disguised with military uniform, blew himself up, as hundreds of soldiers gathered to receive their delayed monthly salaries, according to local sources.

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

Aden witnessed several well-planned assassinations and armed attacks, after Saudi-backed forces drove the Shiite Houthi rebels out from the strategic city in July, 2015.

However, the newly-trained anti-terrorism troops, supported by UAE armoured vehicles, made substantial advances in recent weeks, disabling several explosives factories used by the terrorists to make car bombs in Aden.

In addition, several leaders of the Yemen-based al-Qaeda branch were captured, in raids conducted by the UAE-backed Yemeni forces, in Aden and neighbouring provinces.

The Yemen-based al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), also known locally as "Ansar al-Sharia," emerged in Jan, 2009, claiming responsibility for a number of terrorist attacks against Yemen's army and governmental institutions.

The AQAP and the Daesh-linked terrorists, took advantage of the security vacuum and the ongoing civil war, to expand their influence and seize more territories in southern Yemen.

Over 10,000 people have been killed in ground battles and air strikes since then, many of them civilians.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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