Two armed protesters killed in clashes in south Yemen

10:32, June 10, 2011      

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At least two armed tribesmen protecting anti-government protesters were shot dead and five others were seriously injured by gunshots of the security forces in Yemen's southern province of Taiz on Thursday, witnesses told Xinhua.

The shooting took place in the western part of the largest Yemeni city of Taiz, some 200 km south of the capital Sanaa, between the protesters pressing for a swift power transition after President Ali Abdullah Saleh were airlifted to the Saudi capital Riyadh for receiving medical treatment.

Taiz has witnessed a series of fierce clashes between government forces and the protesters, who demand an immediate end to the 33-year rule of Saleh, since five months ago, leaving hundreds of people dead.

Source: Xinhua
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