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Yemeni women demonstrate under heavy security measures on March 27, 2011 in Ibb province, southwest of Sanaa, calling for the ouster of President Ali Abdullah Saleh. (AFP/Getty Images)

Yemeni Weapon Depot Blast Kills Dozens

Mar 28, 2011

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Reports indicate there have been multiple blasts inside a Yemeni weapons factory in the southern city of Jaar. AFP says the death toll is at least 40 people, including children. It's unclear what - or who caused the blast. The AFP report blames al-Qaida; AP says the plant was looted by a militant group not linked to al-Qaida.

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