World Bulletin / News Desk
The son of a local Salafist leader in Yemen's flashpoint town of Dammaj was killed on Tuesday, with fingers being pointed at Houthi rebels.
"Houthi snipers killed Abdel-Rahman, the son of our leader Sheikh Yahya al-Hajoori," Sorour al-Wadai, the spokesman for the Salafist group Sorour al-Wadai, told Anadolu Agency.
A number of local residents were also injured, he added.
The northern town has seen several rounds of fighting since 2011 between the Shiite rebels and Salafist, leaving dozens dead.
A presidential mediation committee has failed to enforce a ceasefire between the two sides, Al-Wadai said.
Salafitsts accused the Houthis of besieging the only Salafist-controlled town in the majority Saada province, while Houthis claimed they were trying to flush out foreign extremist and takfiri groups.Güncelleme Tarihi: 26 Kasım 2013, 16:13