The Yemen's internationally recognized government has accused al-Qaeda of being behind a blast killed and wounded 14 people in the eastern province of Hadhramout.
Hadramout governor Major General Faraj Salmeen al-Buhsoni posted a statement in Facebook seen by "Debriefer" news agency: "The criminal terrorist act in the city of Qatn, causing in killing 6 citizens and injuring eight others by detonating an explosive device placed by criminals alongside drinking water can only be carried out by those villains of evil and terrorism, al-Qaeda and those who walk in their orbit."
Al-Buhsoni promised those who carried out the crime a "painful response", calling for cooperation with the military services and provided any information leading to those involved.
"We know exactly when and where our reaction will be painful and our hit deep in the enemy will be painful .. The blood of the sons of Hadhramout is not cheap and we will cut off the hand that took and committed this crime.", he said.
On Friday, security sources told the news agency "Debriefer" that at least six citizens, including a child were killed, others wounded, when an improvised explosive device (IED) exploded in the area of "Al-‘aineen al-Qatn, while a local source said the death toll increased to seven civilians, adding that the explosive device placed in a black vessel carrying Al-Qaeda slogan on the main street.
Political and social leaders in Hadhramout Valley have increasingly condemned the persistent lax security and assassinations that are attributed to unknown, despite the replacement of security director and the spread of checkpoints of the first military region loyal to the Yemeni Vice-president, Ali Muhsin al-Ahmar, a support of the Islamic Islah Party.
The Emirati-backed Southern Transitional Council has called for the first military region forces to leave the Valley areas, as "southerners absolutely reject the presence of any outside troops on their land," according to the STC vice-chairman Hani bin Boraik.
The oil-rich Hadhramout, its Valley in particular, is used by Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) as one of its strongholds, in addition to Abyan, Shabwa, Baydhaa, Marib and Jawf governorates.
Hadhrami Elite are local forces supported by the United Arab Emiratesand hostile to Muslim Brethren and other Islamic groups.