WASHINGTON- An afeternoon sell-off that analysts found difficult to explain pushced Treasuries down yesterday in thin trading, with the long end falling more than the short end.

The 30-year bond was quoted late yesterday down 15.32 at a price of 95 24.32 to yield 7.87%, up from Monday's 7.83%. The 10-year note dipped 10/32 to 97 8/32 with a 7.65% yield, up form 7.60%.

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