Yemen explosion hits military bus, wounds 13

2014-02-04 09:02
Special guard from the French Embassy inspect a damaged car at the site of an explosion, near former president Ali Abdullah Saleh's house which is metres away from the French embassy, in Sanaa. (Mohammed Huwais, AFP)

Special guard from the French Embassy inspect a damaged car at the site of an explosion, near former president Ali Abdullah Saleh's house which is metres away from the French embassy, in Sanaa. (Mohammed Huwais, AFP)

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Sanaa - A bomb planted on a military bus exploded on Tuesday in the Yemeni capital, wounding 13 passengers, a day after multiple blasts rocked Sanaa, a military official said.

The explosion targeted a bus transporting soldiers and officers in the southern Dar Salam neighbourhood, the official said, adding that four of the wounded were in critical condition.

The attack is the latest in a series of bombs and shootings targeting military personnel in Yemen, which is struggling to achieve a political transition that aims to turn the republic into a federation.

The bombing also comes a day after rockets and explosions shook the capital, including one near the French embassy.

Attacks on military personnel are usually blamed on al-Qaeda, whose Yemen branch is one of the most active affiliates of the global jihadist network.


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