A bomb attack on a gathering of Shiite Houthi fighters in central Yemen on Wednesday killed dozens of people, military and tribal sources said, according to Agence France-Presse.
The blast targeted the residence of a local tribal chief in the central town of Rada that was being used as a camp by the Shiite militia, who have overrun the Yemeni capital and other parts of the country, a military source said, Al Arabiya reported.
The explosion was the heaviest to hit Rada since the Houthis took over parts of it last month, the official said.
Residents said the bombing had been felt across the town, which is home to a mix of Sunnis and Shiites.
The military official and tribal sources said "dozens" had been killed in the dawn attack.
It was not immediately clear how the bombing was carried out and nobody has so far claimed it.