Yemen’s Shiite rebels captured a town south of the capital Sanaa early on Sunday, when they also blew up the home of a rival Islamist politician, security officials said.

In Sanaa, the rebels, known as the Houthis, stormed the headquarters of the capital’s local government. According to officials, the rebels chased out the governor, Abdul-Ghani Jameel, who they accuse of corruption.

The Yemeni officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media. […]