Friday, May 13, 2011

Three Anti-Saleh Protesters killed in Ibb Province

By Fatik Al-Rodaini

Sana'a, May 13, 2011- At least three anti-Saleh protesters were killed and several others were wounded in Yemen's southern province of Ibb during clashes with Yemen's security forces.

Three people shot dead and 123 others were wounded in Ibb province during clashes between armed men and anti-regime protesters at the middle of the city.

Eyewitness and medic sources confirmed that 100 anti-government protesters were treated for inhaling tear gas and 23 were wounded by live bullets when security forces tried to disperse protesters taking to the streets demanding immediate ouster for President Saleh after the prayer of Friday.

Yemeni state run Saba said that elements belonged to the opposition coalition, the Joint Meeting Parties, JMP, attacked personnel and private security guards of roads and facilities.

Saba mentioned that the armed elements burned a personnel carrier, the car of police chief and a police car and threw soldiers with stones and then opened fire on them, forcing the soldiers to respond to them.

"The exchange of fire led to the killing of a citizen and wounding eleven soldiers and six citizens," Saba added.

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