Airstrikes trigger several explosions in Yemen's capital

Airstrikes trigger several explosions in Yemen's capital
Three explosions were heard in Sanaa on Monday when a Saudi-led coalition air raid struck a military compound.
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25 July, 2016
Three explosions were heard when a coalition airstrike hit the capital [AFP]
Several explosions rocked the Yemeni capital when Saudi-led coalition air raids struck Houthi positions on Monday.

Three explosions were triggered following the airstrike on a military compound where ammunition and weaponry is stored, residents told The New Arab.

Meanwhile in Yemen’s southern Aden city, at least one person was killed and another wounded in Sunday when a bomb exploded near a security checkpoint.

A police statement confirmed the bomb struck near the house of a military commander, Major General Ahmed Said al-Yafaei.

Yemen has been gripped by a devastating conflict that escalated in March 2015 when Saudi-led air raids began against the Houthi rebels after the insurgents seized northern and central parts of the country including the capital, Sanaa.

The violence has allowed extremist groups such as al-Qaeda and the Islamic State group [IS] to extend their influence and launch scores of attacks on security forces.

Last week, Yemen's warring parties began their last two weeks of negotiations with the UN's Yemen envoy warning it's the country's last chance for peace after two months of stagnant talks.

Ismail Ould Cheikh urged Houthi and government officials to make "decisions that will prove your true intentions," noting the talks would only last for a further two weeks and may be Yemen's "last chance to resolve the conflict."