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1 killed when grenade hurled at Yemeni protesters

1 killed when grenade hurled at Yemeni protesters

Security officials say one person was killed and two were wounded when a grenade was thrown at demonstrators demanding to secede from northern Yemen.
The attack occurred Thursday in the southern town of Lawdar, but it was not clear who was behind it, said officials speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not allowed to speak to news media.
Southerners, who joined a unified Yemen in 1990, have started a political movement demanding secession from the North, saying they have been marginalized.
Yemen, an impoverished country with a weak central government and an active branch of al-Qaida, has been swept up in the protests inspired by successful uprisings in Egypt and Tunisia. The demonstrators are demanding the resignation of U.S.-backed President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who has been in power for 32 years.


Updated : 2021-10-27 22:00 GMT+08:00