Monday, 28 March 2011

50 people killed in ammunition factory explosion in Yemen- Updated

By Ashwaq Arrabyee

About 50 citizens were killed and 75 were injured in a blast at an ammunition factory in the southern province of Abyan, after militants had taken control of the factory, local sources said Monday.

The sources said some citizens entered the ammunition factory in Jaar town in Abyan, to steal the leftover ammunition a day after a number of suspected Al-Qaeda militants had taken control of an ammunition factory and looted it. The reasons of explosion remain unknown.

Abyan Governor General Saleh Al-Zawari has instructed to form a committee to start an immediate investigation on the reasons of the explosion.

Earlier, The militants have seized control on Jaar town and set up security checkpoints and seized control of government buildings and military tanks after government forces withdrew from the city.

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