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Bomb blast rocks Aden city

A loud explosion has rocked the Yemeni port city of Aden.

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A fighter loyal to Yemen's fugitive former president Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi looks on after they managed to secure completely and take control of the port of the southern city of Aden, on January 4, 2016. AFP PHOTO / SALEH AL-OBEIDI

ADEN – A loud explosion was heard on Wednesday in the southern port city of Aden, local sources said, according to Yemen Press Agency.

The blast was caused by a bomb detonation near  house of Osan al-Hanshali, a southern personality loyal to UAE occupation forces, in October Neighborhood of Khor Maksar district.

The explosion did not cause any casualties or damage, but it left fear and panic among the residents, the sources added.

Aden city and other southern provinces, under the control of the UAE occupation forces, have been witnessing an increase of chaos and insecurity amid spread of armed groups of al-Qaeda and Daesh, including an increase of assassinations against civil and military figures.

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