MOSCOW, January 7 (Sputnik) – At least 50 people have been killed and more than 50 were wounded in a car bomb blast near a police college in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa on Wednesday, Sky News Arabia reported on Wednesday.
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The blast reportedly targeted a Houthi center located near a police academy.
Among the victims are students of the college and many passersby, the police say.
The explosion, was heard across the city and a large plume of smoke was visible in the area of the college.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for Wednesday’s bombing. Al-Qaeda has in the past claimed they were behind such attacks.
The situation in Yemen has been unstable following anti-government uprisings that began in 2011. Several insurgent groups are active in the country, including the al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and the opposing Houthis, a Zaidi Shia group that has organized major rallies and seized control in parts of the country.
Last week, nine Houthis were killed in an explosion in the Yemeni city of Dhamar.