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Explosion at an armed depot in Hajja

 
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Military sources confirmed on Thursday morning a series of explosion at a local armed depot in the north-western province of Hajja claimed the life of 10 civilians and injured another seven.The explosion took place in the village of Abs.Witnesses reported that an initial explosion at the armed depot led to the firing up of several rockets which upon landing to nearby houses claimed the life of local residents, among which two children.As the fire spread through the many stores where missiles and rockets were piled up, weapons exploded under the heat, creating a chain reaction.Although the military initial report does not mention foul play, only an accident, recent news of coming military reforms are leaving officials and politicians wondering what exactly happened in Hajja this Thursday.A colonel in Sana'a working at the presidential palace said under cover of anonymity that "given the current tensions and political stakes one needed to be careful when allocating blame." He also mentioned that "factions" stood much to lose if President Abdo Rabbo Mansour Hadi was to move forward with his military restructuration plan.It is worth mentioning that since 2011, the province of Hajja is under the control of the Houthis - Shia rebel group allegedly linked and supported by Iran - Such an expansion of the group's zone of influence has angered al-Islah militants - Sunni radical group led by several powerful tribal figures such as Sheikh Sadiq al-Ahmar and Sheikh Abdel Mageed al-Zindani - and led to sporadic armed confrontations.

 

 

 

 


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