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50 killed in bombing attack on Yemeni police academy
January 08,2015   By:Xinhua
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Debris are seen at the blast site in Sanaa, Yemen, on Jan. 7, 2015. At least 50 people were killed and 20 others wounded early Wednesday when a car bomb went off outside the police academy in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa, security officials and medics said. (Xinhua/Hani Ali)

SANAA, Jan. 7 (Xinhua) -- At least 50 people were killed and dozens of others wounded early Wednesday when a car bomb went off outside the police academy in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa, security officials and medics said.

Hundreds of soldiers from the interior ministry were lining up in a long queue, waiting to be enlisted in the academy, at about 7:00 a.m. (0400 GMT) when the car bomb exploded, security officials said, adding that at least 50 people were killed at the scene.

Witnesses told Xinhua that a mini bus were driving very fast on the street alongside the wall of the police academy in central Sanaa before it exploded at the academy's main gate. The explosion could be heard across the city. Gunshots were also heard in the area after the explosion.

"The explosion occurred at about 7:00 a.m. in the morning. A bus come to the gate of the academy and a man blew it up here. More than 50 people were killed in attack," a cadet of the police academy Nabil Ali said.

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