Sunday, October 30, 2011

Four killed in latest security crackdown in Yemen, opposition says

Oct 30, 2011

Sana'a - Four people were killed in overnight attacks by troops in Yemen's two largest cities, opposition sources said on Sunday.

Three children were killed when troops shelled a fuel station in the Arhab region, north of the capital Sana'a. Around a dozen people were injured in the attack.

Security crackdowns on villages that have declared support for the anti-government uprising have taken place frequently. Protests are demanding an end to President Ali Abdullah Saleh's 33-year rule.

In the city of Taiz in the south, a 16-year-old boy was killed late Saturday by sniper fire, the opposition Maareb press website reported.

According to government figures, at least 1,480 people were killed between the start of protests in February and the end of September.

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