At least three Yemeni policemen died on Monday and five were hurt, locals said, in a clash with gunmen in south Yemen. According to Reuters, residents reported that the clash took place in Abyan province after Abyan, Dalea and Aden saw protests on Sunday over the arrest of 21 people accused of rioting.
A government source in Sanaa said the incident took place when security forces tried to detain an arms dealer suspected of supplying the southern separatists. The source said only two died.
A policeman was shot dead in an ambush in the south last week.