The security authorities in the capital Sana'a thwarted on Wednesday a terrorist attack was to be occurred in the very populous area of Bab al-Yemen, said Saba news agency.
Yemen police dismanteld an explosive device planted near a police station in Bab al-Yaman neighbourhood on Wednesday.
A security official said that explosive ordnance disposal specialists managed to defuse an explosive device weighing up to 1.5 kg was hidden next to a tree in front of the police station in Bab al-Yemen area.
The area was combed for any other explosive devices and found nothing, the official said.
He added that investigation was launched to identify those who placed the explosives.