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More violence in Yemen


There have been more deaths and injuries in Yemen as violent clashes continue between opposition protesters and forces loyal to President Saleh.

A reporter from the news agency Reuters said clashes broke out in the capital Sanaa, when protesters, along with some army units which have switched sides, were fired upon by Saleh supporters. He said he could not be sure who started the fighting.

One opposition protester said: “When they attacked us, they started shooting bullets, they stoned us when were on a peaceful march.”

The victims were taken to a makeshift clinic set up at the protesters’ camp. Reports say three were killed and 15 injured.

On Monday, 17 people are reported to have been shot dead by the security forces in the southern city of Taiz.

As the protests spread across the country, embattled President Saleh is urging the opposition coalition to join talks, organised by the Gulf Cooperation Council, with the aim of ending the violence.

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