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Blast hits republican palace in Yemeni Capital, wounding three militiamen

Reuters , Saturday 7 Feb 2015
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An improvised bomb exploded outside the republican palace in the center of Yemeni capital Sanaa on Saturday and wounded three Shi'ite Muslim militiamen guarding it, eyewitnesses said.

The attack came a day after the Houthi Shi'ite militant group dissolved parliament and formally took power of the impoverished and strife-town Arabian state.

Once the home of the resigned Yemeni prime minister, the republican palace now houses Mohammed Houthi, a top official in the movement's military wing whose gunmen now hold sway over much of Yemen.

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