7 killed in rebel attack on house of Yemen leader

November 26, 2014 12:57 PM

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SANAA, Yemen – Yemeni Shiite rebels attacked and occupied the seat of power of an influential tribe in the capital Wednesday, following clashes that killed six of the guards and one fighter, security officials and rebel media said.

The rebels, known as Houthis, blamed the guards of al-Ahmar tribe for the clashes. Al-Masira TV station, allied with the Houthis, said the tribal fighters attacked a checkpoint erected by the rebels, setting off the clashes in the northern Sanaa district of Hassaba.

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