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Fresh clashes in Yemen kill four

Posted by on February 26, 2011 0 Comment

Sana’a, Feb 26 (IANS) At least four people were killed and 26 others were injured in fresh clashes between security forces and anti-government protesters in Yemen Friday night, officials said Saturday.

CNN quoting medical officials reported that four people have died from gunshot wounds after clashes in southern Yemen.

Yemen has been witnessing widespread demonstrations against President Ali Abdullah Saleh who has been in power since 1978.

The clashes which erupted after 10 p.m. Friday also left at least 26 people injured, according to doctors and medical staff at Naqeeb Hospital in the southern port city of Aden.

On Friday, thousands of anti-government demonstrators – mostly students – who were gathered near Sanaa University in the nation’s capital, were countered by a pro-government demonstration on Tahrir Square.

Saleh has promised not to run for president in the next elections due 2013 but refused to step aside immediately.

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