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  • People search under rubble of a house destroyed by a Saudi-led air strike in Sanaa, Yemen August 25, 2017.

    People search under rubble of a house destroyed by a Saudi-led air strike in Sanaa, Yemen August 25, 2017. | Photo: Reuters FILE

Published 30 January 2018

The vehicle was booby-trapped with explosives.

A car bomb detonated killing at least 11 people at a security forces-run checkpoint in southeastern Yemen.

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After the blast in northeast Ataq, Shabwa province, gunmen opened fire at the scene, Sputnik reported that eyewitnesses recounted.

The vehicle was booby-trapped with explosives. Fierce fighting previously broke out between militants and the Yemeni government forces, on Sunday. Tensions flared and gunfire erupted, between both factions, after the government ignored the movement's demand to resign.

At least 20 people were killed in the al-Jarrahi district of Hudaydah after a Saudi-led coalition hit three cars outside of a restaurant. 

More than 10,000 people have been killed in Yemen since March 2015.

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