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Car bomb targets Yemen’s central bank in Aden

world Updated: Oct 29, 2016 14:58 IST
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This file photo from January 17, 2016 shows a car burning at the site of a car bomb attack outside the house of the director of security for Yemen's southern port city of Aden.(REUTERS File)

Witnesses say a car bomb has exploded in the southern city of Aden at a checkpoint steps away from the central bank, which has been relocated recently from the rebel-held capital, Sanaa.

The bomb injured three soldiers and caused panic in the busy commercial district of Crater, the witnesses said, speaking on condition of anonymity because of security concerns.

Aden is the temporary capital of the internationally-recognized government which was forced out of Sanaa by the rebels in 2014. A Saudi-led military coalition has since intervened and continues to battle the rebels alongside forces loyal to internationally recognized President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi.

This summer, Hadi ordered the relocation of the country’s central bank from Sanaa to Aden, amid accusations that the rebels were misusing state funds.