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Two killed in Yemen clashes

Sunday, June 09, 2013 - 01:08

June 9 - Yemeni security forces shot and killed at least two people when they opened fire on demonstrators. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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Gunfire in Yemen as security forces open fire on demonstrators protesting against a security branch accused of abuses. At least two people were killed. The government is struggling on several fronts -- with an Islamist insurgency linked to al Qaeda pushing a separatist movement in the south; and Shi'ite Houthis demanding more say in the future A local Houthi leader, said members of his group demonstrated outside Yemen's external security service -- demanding that it be disbanded because of its involvement in suppressing political activists under the previous government. Dozens were wounded in the clashes. A local security source said police had only fired at civilians who had fired on them first, and that a number of suspects had been detained.

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Two killed in Yemen clashes

Sunday, June 09, 2013 - 01:08