At least eight people were shot dead when a gunman opened fire outside a village mosque in Yemen after Friday prayers, a local official said.
The shooting took place in the village in Amran province, about 60 km (38 miles) north of the capital, Sanaa. Dozens were wounded, many seriously, the official said.
"It was apparently a lone gunman with a machinegun," the official told Reuters, adding that the gunman fled.
Yemen, a poor Arab state where many ordinary citizens are armed, has faced unrest over unemployment and rising prices in the south and renewed fighting between government forces and Shi'ite Muslim rebels in the north.
Güncelleme Tarihi: 30 Mayıs 2008, 16:29