Blast hits Republican Palace in Yemen capital

Houthi fighters in police uniform guard outside the presidential palace in Sanaa February 6, 2015. (Reuters)

An explosion outside the presidential palace in Yemen’s Sanaa on Saturday wounded three Houthi militiamen guarding the residence, Reuters news agency reported.

The explosion followed an announcement on Saturday in which the Houthis formed a “security commission,” including former ministers, a day after its takeover which opponents denounced as a “coup.”

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Also on Saturday, members of the militia kidnapped 17 activists who have taken part in demonstrations opposing the group, the Al Arabiya News Channel reported.
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Source News: Alarabiya