Death toll from Yemen's Jawf clashes rises to 7

Al-Jawf security chief Mohamed al-Adeeni told Anadolu Agency that a military officer and soldier were killed and as many troops were injured.

Death toll from Yemen's Jawf clashes rises to 7

World Bulletin / News Desk

The death toll from Friday's clashes between the Yemeni army and Shiite Houthi militants in the northern Al-Jawf province rose to seven, a security official said.

The violence accompanied a rally staged by Houthi demonstrators to demand that the government step down.

According to eyewitnesses, protesters provoked soldiers manning a nearby checkpoint, triggering clashes.

Al-Jawf security chief Mohamed al-Adeeni told Anadolu Agency that a military officer and soldier were killed and as many troops were injured.

A security source, meanwhile, said that at least five Houthi militants were killed while nine others were arrested.

Last Mod: 01 Mart 2014, 09:51
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