One killed in clashes between republican guards, tribesmen in Yemen: tribal source

13:42, May 19, 2011      

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At least one people was killed and several others injured in clashes between tribesmen and forces of the Republican Guards in east of Yemeni capital of Sanaa on Wednesday, a tribal source told Xinhua.

The clashes erupted in Nihm district between anti-government armed tribesmen of Nihm and forces of the Republican Guards, killing one tribesman and injuring several others, the source said on condition of anonymity.

He said the Republican Guards' forces used heavy weapons in shelling the anti-government tribesmen.

Last week, the forces of the Republican Guards and the same tribesmen clashed after the latter intercepted a brigade of the former under a pretext of preventing the forces from moving towards the southeastern province of Hadramout to quell anti- government protests there, according to local tribal sources.

Three-month-long street protests and political deadlock between Saleh's ruling party and the opposition have almost brought the country on the verge of security and economic collapse.

Source: Xinhua
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