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Yemen’s Capital Rocked by Explosions, Killing at Least 10 People

October 22, 2011

Oct. 22 (Bloomberg) -- Yemen’s capital was rocked by explosions and gunfire tonight as forces loyal to President Ali Abdullah Saleh battled tribal opponents in the city’s north.

At least 10 people died and dozens were wounded after the army shelled several districts with artillery and mortars.

Walid Qassem, who lives in the city’s north, said five civilians were killed in al-Thawara zone after they were hit by shells.

He said he saw their bodies in a mosque as they were being prepared for burial.

“There is a terrible destruction and damage of the houses. I have seen big buildings being rocked by shells,” he said in an interview.

To contact the reporter on this story: Mohammed Hatem in Dubai at mhatem1@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Andrew J. Barden at barden@bloomberg.net


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