Southern fighters kill 3 Yemen soldiers in checkpoint

Three Yemeni soldiers were killed in an attack at a checkpoint by suspected southern fighters, a government official said.

Southern fighters kill 3 Yemen soldiers in checkpoint

Three Yemeni soldiers were killed in an attack at a checkpoint by suspected southern fighters, a government official said on Sunday.

"Three soldiers were killed and one was injured when unknown armed people believed to belong to the southern movement attacked a checkpoint," the official told Reuters. He said the assailants in the attack, which took place in Shabwa province, escaped.

He said the assailants escaped after the attack in Shabwa province, southeast of Sanaa. Elsewhere in south Yemen, two protesters were injured in clashes with security forces in the southern city of Dhaleh.

Southern fighters represents a potent threat for President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

North and south Yemen united in 1990 under Saleh, who had been president of the north since 1978. The bumpy merger led to a brief 1994 civil war won by the north. Southerners say state jobs and resources have gone to the north ever since.


Reuters
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