‘Indiscriminate’ Fire Kills Four, Injures 15 in Yemen Protest

Another protest, more deaths. This time in Radfan, northeast of Aden.

Sana’a – At least four people will killed and 15 injured when police ‘opened fire indiscriminately’ in clashes with pro- opposition protesters in southern Yemen Saturday, witnesses said.

The clashes, in Radfan city some 270 kilometres south of Sana’a, came when police moved in to clear protesters gathering in the city’s main square, witnesses said.

Nasser al-Khabji, an opposition MP, told Deutsche Presse-Agentur dpa that police ‘opened fire indiscriminately at protesters.’

Al-Khabji, who organized the protest, identified two of the dead as Mohammed Nasser al-Hami, 25, and Shafig Hithem Hussein, 20.

He said the gathering was preparing for a larger protest in the neighbouring city of al-Habilin on Sunday in support of southern military retired officers.


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