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‘Plastic bag’ bomb kills three policemen at checkpoint in Sana’a

A security services official said the device was placed near the checkpoint, in the north of the capital. (File photo: Reuters)

A bomb hidden in a plastic bag detonated near a police checkpoint in the Yemeni capital Sana’a on Saturday, killing three policemen and wounding a fourth.

A security services official said the device was placed near the checkpoint, in the north of the capital, AFP news agency reported.

The official said a manhunt has been launched for those behind the attack, which has comes after a period of relative calm in the Yemeni capital.

Yemen's politicians are currently taking part in a national dialogue aimed at paving the way for a new constitution and planned February 2014 general elections.

The impoverished Arabian Peninsula country has been hit by violence attributed to Al-Qaeda militants, southern separatists and a Shiite rebellion in the north.

(With AFP)
 

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