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Violence spreads in Yemen as pro and anti-regime protesters clash

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Violence spreads in Yemen as pro and anti-regime protesters clash

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An anti-government protester has reportedly been killed and two others seriously injured in clashes with supporters of Yemen’s president.

Eyewitnesses say the victim was shot in the neck and later died in hospital. Demonstrations are spreading rapidly against Ali Abdullah Saleh’s 32-year rule.

On Friday, at least five people were killed in the capital Sanaa and dozens wounded. In the southern port city of Aden, four people died in a street battle. Up to 11 others were hurt in clashes with security forces.

Many analysts say efforts to unseat Saleh could prove bloodier than revolts in Tunisia and Egypt as Yemen is split by tribal and regional conflicts and awash with guns.