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Dead, Wounded in Car Bomb Attacks on Yemen Shiite Militia

Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 10:56 AM

Twin car bomb attacks in Yemen's western port city of Hodeida targeting Shiite militiamen left dozens of people dead and wounded on Thursday, a security official said.

"The two explosions were the result of two car bombs and left dozens dead and wounded," the official told AFP, without providing any precise figures.

The first bomb detonated close to the Hodeida headquarters of the Shiite militia known as Ansarullah which seized the town at the end of September, said the official.

The other bomb went off close to another position of the Shiite militia west of Hodeida University, not far from the site of the first attack.

Thursday's attacks came two days after 15 schoolgirls were among 25 people killed in a car bomb attack targeting a Shiite militia leader in the central town of Rada.

Yemen has been rocked by instability since the Shiite fighters, who are also known as Huthis, seized control of the capital Sanaa on September 21.

The Huthis have since expanded their presence in central and western Yemen, including Hodeida, but have been met by fierce resistance from Sunni tribes and al-Qaida militants.

© AFP 2017

   
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Twin car bomb attacks in Yemen's western port city of Hodeida targeting Shiite militiamen left dozens of people dead and wounded on Thursday, a security official said.
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2014-56-18
Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 10:56 AM
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