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Yemen forces open fire on protesters, 12 killed

Yemen forces open fire on protesters, 12 killed

Medical officials say troops have opened fire on anti-government protesters in the Yemeni capital, killing at least 12 and wounding dozens.
Witnesses say more than 100,000 protesters massed Sunday around the state television building and government offices. They say security forces opened fire, along with snipers shooting down from nearby rooftops.
Mohammed al-Abahi, a doctor at a field clinic, says at least 12 protesters were killed and as many as 200 wounded. He says many of the dead and wounded have bullet wounds in the face, chest and head.
It was the first significant attack in weeks on Yemenis in the capital demanding the removal of President Ali Abdullah Saleh who have been protesting daily for more than seven months.


Updated : 2021-10-18 11:58 GMT+08:00