Two killed in clashes in southern Yemen

Two tribesmen were killed and six others injured in the ensuing clashes

Two killed in clashes in southern Yemen

World Bulletin/News Desk

Two people were killed and six others injured in Thursday clashes between Yemeni security forces and armed tribesmen in the southern Lahj province, a local official has said.

"Tribesmen blocked a main road in the province, prompting security forces to launch a campaign to reopen the road," the official, requesting anonymity, told The Anadolu Agency.

Two tribesmen were killed and six others injured in the ensuing clashes, the official said.

No casualties were reported among security forces.

According to the official, tribesmen had blocked the road to demand the release of a detained colleague.

Yemeni authorities have yet to comment.

Yemen has been dogged by instability since pro-democracy protests in 2011 forced autocratic President Ali Abdullah Saleh to step down one year later after 33 years in power.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 25 Aralık 2014, 12:39
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