Blast hits republican palace in Yemeni Capital, wounding three militiamen
Reuters, , Saturday 7 Feb 2015


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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