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More dead as Yemen unrest rages on

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More dead as Yemen unrest rages on


Protesters in Yemen have upped their efforts to end President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s 32-year grip on power.

As demonstrations intensify, so does the violence.

There are reports that a gunman on a motorbike opened fire on a protest camp in the coastal of town Hudeida, leaving one person dead and eight wounded. The attack happened during morning prayers.

In the capital, Sanaa, two people were killed and 100 injured as riot police fired on anti-Saleh crowds.

Protesters hurled stones at security forces and torched a police vehicle.

In the town of Taiz, south of the capital, at least one person was shot dead and another injured, with three months of nationwide anti-government unrest showing no sign of ending.

The latest bloodshed comes 24 hours after the UN Security Council met to discuss the situation for the first time. The body called for restraint and comprehensive dialogue.

As the clashes continue, Gulf mediators held talks with Yemeni government officials in Abu Dhabi to discuss a transfer of power. The talks have been described as “constructive.”

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