Gunmen attack police post in Yemen, one killed

April 28th, 2009 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS  

Sanaa, April 28 (DPA) A soldier was killed and 14 were wounded when gunmen attacked a police checkpoint in southern Yemen Tuesday, the ruling party said.
Armed men opened fire at the checkpoint in the Habeel Raida district of the Lahj province, around 300 km south of the capital Sanaa, the ruling GPC party reported on its website.

It said the attack took place early in the day, and that security forces launched a manhunt for the attackers.

Officials in Sanaa said the attackers were believed to belonging to the southern opposition that has been leading protests in several southern cities since mid-2007.

Local sources in Lahj said four of the attackers were also injured in a clash that followed the attack.

They said the attackers were apparently protesting the set up of the checkpoint in their area.

The attack is the latest in a series of attacks that targeted military and police posts installed last year in southern cities of the Arabian Peninsula country last year after a wave of violent protests in those areas.

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