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Four killed, hundreds wounded as Yemenis fire on crowd

Mohammed Ghobari in Sanaa

Published 13/03/2011 | 05:00

SECURITY forces killed four people, including a 15-year-old boy, and wounded hundreds of others in pre-dawn clashes in the troubled Yemeni capital of Sanaa yesterday.

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And a 12-year-old youth died during anti-government demonstrations in the city of Mukalla, witnesses said.

The assault with gunfire and tear gas was the toughest yet by the Yemeni government in a month of protests aimed at unseating President Ali Abdullah Saleh's 32-year rule. At least 35 people have lost their lives in the month of unrest in this poverty-stricken country, a neighbour of oil giant Saudi Arabia.

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