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Blasts rock Yemen weapons factory, at least 50 dead

A series of blasts at an ammunition factory in southern Yemen has killed at least 50 people and wounded many, doctors say, quo­ted by BBC. The explosion shook the southern Yemeni town of Jaar and could be heard up to 10 miles (15km) away. Reports said the plant had recently been seized by militants who, on Sunday, clashed with government forces. Officials said they expected the death toll to rise as bodies were still being recovered from the scene of the blast. The factory, in the Kha­nfar area, close to Jaar city, makes munitions and Kalashnikov rifles. Ambulances have been bringing the injured to Jaar’s al-Razi hospital.

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