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Iranian embassy in Sanaa targeted amid violent clashes between rivals

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The Iranian embassy in the Yemeni capital Sanaa was attacked with a rocket shell which caused it to burn after clashes erupted between Houthi militia and former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh supporters from the Yemeni General People’s Congress party.

It is still unknown which of the clashing sides struck the embassy and whether the attack was intended or an accident.

It is also unknown whether there were Iranian diplomats onsite during the attack.