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Two explosions rock Yemeni capital Sanaa

Source: Reuters - Sun, 2 Feb 2014 21:52 GMT
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SANAA, Feb 2 (Reuters) - Two large explosions were heard in Yemen's capital Sanaa on Sunday, close to the defence ministry and the central bank, locals told Reuters.

"The explosions were followed by heavy gunfire," a resident in the area said.

There was no immediate word on casualties or the cause of the blasts.

One of the poorest countries in the Arab world, Yemen has been in turmoil since mass protests in 2011 forced long-serving President Ali Abdullah Saleh to step down.

In December last year, a suicide bomb and gun attack near the defence ministry killed 52 people. (Reporting by Mohamed Ghobari; Editing by Robin Pomeroy)

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