Car bomb targets home of Iranian ambassador in Yemen

SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association)- A car bomb exploded early on Wednesday outside the residence of the Iranian ambassador in Yemen, a Reuters witness said.

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for African and Middle Eastern Affairs, Hossein Amir Abdollahian in an exclusive interview with Al-Alam News Network, said that the explosion did not harm Iranian diplomats.

Abdollahian noted that the terrorist attack partially damaged the residence of Ambassador.

A Yemeni soldier on guard outside the embassy said people were attempting to pull others from the rubble.

Ambassador Hassan Sayed Nam was not in the house when the attack took place in the diplomatic district of Hada, according to guards, AFP reports.

As AP reports, “Yemeni security officials say a massive car bomb has rocked the capital, Sanaa, apparently targeting the home of the Iranian ambassador.

The Wednesday morning blast heavily damaged several buildings in the area.

At least two people were killed, both security guards at the ambassador’s residence, the officials said.




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