Yemeni policeman shot dead near the British embassy
A Yemeni policeman at the British Embassy was killed Sunday in a shootout, the British ambassador said.
"As far as I know, at least one policeman was killed in the battle," Ambassador Frances Jay told The Associated Press.
"The fight was triggered when the guards ordered a car to move away from the embassy premise, but the men in the car refused to comply," Jay added. "They threatened the guards and dragged one of them to their car."
Jay said there were no injuries among embassy staffers, but said "we can hear the bullets coming in our direction."
Reporters said two injured men were taken away by ambulance.
A Yemeni security official told AP he had no details on what prompted the shooting. He said that all the roads leading to the embassy were blocked. (Albawaba.com)