Four Dead as Army, Protesters Clash in Yemen

Published June 4th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

Three soldiers and a demonstrator were killed in the latest clashes in a troubled province of Southern Yemen, tribal sources said Sunday. 

The clashes, in which seven soldiers were also wounded, took place Saturday in Glash, a village of Dhaleh province some 100 kilometers from the port city of Aden. 

Demonstrators opened fire at soldiers two days after the army shot dead a villager and wounded another who were to take part in an opposition rally, the sources said. 

On May 11th, several thousand people demonstrated in Dhaleh to protest against lawlessness and the alleged brutality of security forces in the province. 

The Yemeni army is deployed in force in Dhaleh province, which has seen a regular string of incidents between the military and civilians for the past two years. 

Residents, backed by Yemen's opposition, have repeatedly called for the release of prisoners, the demilitarization of the town, and for soldiers from the former South Yemen to be integrated into the army - ADEN (AFP) 

 

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