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Yemeni residents of Sanaa's Old City shaken by rare attack

By Reuters | Thu, 5 Dec 2013 17:44 PM

By Peter Salisbury

SANAA, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Bab al Yemen, the gateway to Sanaa's Old City, normally bustles with activity in the late afternoon, a riot of trade and raucous chatter.

But it was tense and largely empty on Thursday evening, a vehicle mounted with a machine gun sealing off its arched entrance after more than 20 people were killed nearby in one of Yemen's worst attacks for 18 months.


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