One dead as Yemen clashes continue

By REUTERS
October 23, 2011 12:15

SANAA - Dawn gunfire in the Yemeni capital Sanaa killed one person and wounded six others, medics said, as demonstrators demanding the departure of President Ali Abdullah Saleh accused government snipers of targeting their protest camp.

The day after 10 people were killed in street fighting between troops loyal to Saleh and soldiers and tribesmen who defected to the opposition, another large protest was planned for central Sanaa.

"There are one dead and six injured due to firing in the south of Change Square at dawn," said Dr Mohammed al-Qubati, the head of a field hospital set up in the protest camp.

A nine-month confrontation between Saleh and a fractured opposition of student protesters, tribal leaders and dissident army factions escalated in recent weeks after a three-month lull.


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