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Wounded in Yemen

Sunday, October 16, 2011 - 01:56

Oct. 16 - At least five people are killed and more than a dozen wounded in Yemen clashes. Deborah Lutterbeck reports

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The wounded pour into a field hospital in Yemen. On Sunday security forces opened fire on protesters killing at least five people and wounding more than a dozen.. Witnesses said security forces attacked the protesters as they tried to enter street , which lies between two areas one controlled by government forces and the other a powerful tribal leader. Residents say security forces feared that protesters would block off the street, a major throughway for traffic. Violence in Yemen has surged over the last two days, with security forces killing at least 12 people on Saturday while al Qaeda insurgents blew up a gas pipeline, halting gas exports. SOUNDBITE: Dr. Tareq Noman, saying: (Arabic): "Until now we have received 25 wounded, four of them have died after suffering head wounds. Their skulls were broken." Yemenis are for U.N. Security Council members to agree to a resolution expected to urge President Ali Abdullah Saleh to hand over power under a Gulf Cooperation Council peace plan. Saleh says he is ready to step down but wants to ensure that control of the country is transferred to safe hands. Deborah Lutterbeck, Reuters

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Wounded in Yemen

Sunday, October 16, 2011 - 01:56