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Car bomb targets home of Iranian ambassador in Yemen capital

  • An Iranian flag, left, lies on the ground as police troopers gather at the residence of the Iranian ambassador after a car bomb attack in Sanaa, Yemen, Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014. A massive car bomb exploded Wednesday morning in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, apparently targeting the home of the Iranian ambassador, Yemeni security officials said. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

    An Iranian flag, left, lies on the ground as police troopers gather at the residence of the Iranian ambassador after a car bomb attack in Sanaa, Yemen, Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014. A massive car bomb exploded Wednesday morning in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, apparently targeting the home of the Iranian ambassador, Yemeni security officials said. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)  (The Associated Press)

  • Forensic experts inspect at the damaged residence of the Iranian ambassador after a car bomb attack in Sanaa, Yemen, Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014. A massive car bomb exploded Wednesday morning in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, apparently targeting the home of the Iranian ambassador, Yemeni security officials said. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

    Forensic experts inspect at the damaged residence of the Iranian ambassador after a car bomb attack in Sanaa, Yemen, Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014. A massive car bomb exploded Wednesday morning in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, apparently targeting the home of the Iranian ambassador, Yemeni security officials said. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)  (The Associated Press)

  • An Iranian flag, left, lies on ground as police troopers gather at the residence of the Iranian ambassador after a car bomb attack in Sanaa, Yemen, Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014. A massive car bomb exploded Wednesday morning in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, apparently targeting the home of the Iranian ambassador, Yemeni security officials said. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

    An Iranian flag, left, lies on ground as police troopers gather at the residence of the Iranian ambassador after a car bomb attack in Sanaa, Yemen, Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014. A massive car bomb exploded Wednesday morning in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, apparently targeting the home of the Iranian ambassador, Yemeni security officials said. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)  (The Associated Press)

Yemeni security officials say a massive car bomb has rocked the capital, Sanaa, apparently targeting the home of the Iranian ambassador.

The Wednesday morning blast heavily damaged several buildings in the area. At least two people were killed, both security guards at the ambassador's residence, the officials said. The fate of the ambassador himself is still uncertain.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to brief the media.