SANAA - Clashes between Shi'ite and Sunni Islamist groups in Yemen killed one person on Friday, the latest violence between groups vying for influence in the Arabian Peninsula country after the ouster of veteran president Ali Abdullah Saleh.

Al-Qaida and other Islamist groups gained strength in Yemen during the chaos of the uprising and have engaged in intermittent clashes over the past year.

The Sahwa website run by the Sunni Islah party said a preacher died in an attack by followers of the Zaydi Shi'ite group known as the Houthis on a mosque in a district of Amran province north of Sanaa.

A Defense Ministry statement said one person died in clashes between armed men.

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