Yemeni forces kills armed demonstrator in clash

11:17, June 26, 2010      

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Yemeni security forces on Friday clashed with a group of armed demonstrators in south Yemen, leaving at least one killed, a local security official said.

In the country's second largest city Aden, the security forces launched a security sweep since Thursday night to capture the mastermind behind the attack on the intelligence headquarters in Aden last week, according to Defense Ministry's website.

The security forces arrested a lot of suspects related to the intelligence headquarters attackers, which arose a demonstration in Aden on Friday, the official told Xinhua in condition of anonymity.

The armed demonstrators opened fire at the security forces when the latter tried to disperse the crowd. The clash left at least one demonstrator killed, according to the official.

On June 19, at least 18 security guards of the Yemeni intelligence headquarters were killed when a group of gunmen broke into the intelligence building in the port city of Aden, a local security official told Xinhua.

The Yemeni supreme security committee then released a statement, saying the attack "bears the characteristic of al-Qaida."

Later, the Interior Ministry directed its forces to tighten security inside and outside Aden in an attempt to force terrorists to drive outside the city.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:王寒露)

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