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5 bombs hit Yemen capital

23 December 2014, 11:31

Sanaa - Five small bombs on Tuesday hit the centre of the Yemeni capital, mostly controlled by Shi’ite militiamen since September, killing one of them and wounding two others, a medic said.

The first explosion went off in the old quarter of Sanaa when one of the militiaman known as Huthis tried to defuse a bomb discovered underneath the car of a judge. He died in hospital, according to the medic.

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Another four bombs planted in garbage containers in the same Bustan al-Sultan neighbourhood then exploded within intervals around five minutes, an AFP correspondent reported.

The Huthis, who fought authorities for a decade in their northern stronghold, overran Sanaa on 21 September and have since expanded to coastal areas and southern regions, where they faced Sunni tribes backed by al-Qaeda militants.


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