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Policemen loyal to ousted Yemeni president storm Interior Ministry building; several killed

July 31, 2012 - 8:22 AM

SANAA, Yemen - A security official says several policemen were killed or wounded after police loyal to Yemen's ousted president stormed the Interior Ministry in the capital Sanaa, setting off clashes with troops guarding the building.

The official says the attack followed a demonstration outside the ministry by policemen loyal to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, ousted after a year-long popular uprising. The demonstrators accused the current government of corruption.

The official says Saleh's nephew who heads the Central Security forces, Yahia Mohammed Abdullah Saleh, sent reinforcements to the rally, which then attacked the building.

The official says there are casualties but had no details. He says the anti-government policemen and Saleh loyalists are in control of the ministry building and nearby streets.

He spoke on condition of anonymity in line with regulations.

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