Clashes continued across Yemen Monday, killing three troops in the north. The Yemeni government forces continued to confront nationwide protests demanding the ouster of President Ali Abdullah Saleh.
Seven demonstrators and three troops have died in clashes since Saturday, Reuters reported.
Two soldiers and an officer died as clashes broke out in the northern al-Jawf province, which borders Saudi Arabia, Yemen's state news agency Saba said. Fighting intensified after protesters stormed a municipal building. Security forces fired on them, injuring 10 .
In the central Maarib province, a man stabbed governor Naji Zayedi, critically wounding him as he and police tried to break up a crowd of thousands at a sit-in.
Meanwhile, Saleh on Monday issued a republican decree for a limited cabinet reshuffle in the government of Dr. Ali Mohammed Mujawar. This included the Ministries of Awqaf, Youth and Sports.