Gunfire was heard after an explosion ripped through a polling station in Yemen’s southern city of Aden on Monday, one day before the country votes in presidential elections to replace long-time leader Ali Abudllah Saleh.
REUTERS - An explosion tore through a polling station in the southern Yemeni city of Aden on Monday, followed by gunfire that killed one soldier, a day before a presidential vote to replace Ali Abudllah Saleh.
The soldier was killed and another injured when unidentified gunmen opened fire on an army patrol in the same neighbourhood shortly after the blast, an official said. No one was hurt in the blast, he said.
The official could not confirm whether the two incidents were related.
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“The explosion caused a big hole in the building’s wall and shattered the windows of nearby houses,” the official told Reuters. He said authorities were investigating both incidents.
Date created : 2012-02-20