الإثنين , يونيو 8 2020

Deadly blast hits Yemen capital

Scene of blast in Sanaa. 7 Jan 2015The force of the blast could be heard across the city

Dozens of people have been killed or injured in a blast outside a police college in the Yemeni capital Sanaa, security sources say.

Reports said a car bomb had been detonated near a crowd of students, but this could not be confirmed.

Witnesses said the blast was heard across the city and a large plume of smoke was seen.

Yemen has been unstable since protests in 2011 forced then-President Ali Abdallah Saleh from office.

Photographs on social media purporting to be of the scene of the blast showed the wreckage of a vehicle and bodies lying on a pavement.

No group has so far said it carried out the attack in Sanaa on Wednesday.

However, Islamic militants belonging to al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) have staged an increasing number of bombings and shootings across the country.

The insurgents have also seized parts of the country’s south and east.

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