Report: 10 killed in Yemen clashes

The file photo shows Yemeni anti-government protesters in the southern city of Taiz on July 22, 2011.

Story highlights

  • Death toll climbs to 10, with 38 others injured
  • An Interior Ministry official blames the shooting on opposition fighters
  • Medics say a large contingent of government troops was present
Ten opposition members were killed and 38 others injured during clashes with government forces in the southern Yemeni province of Taiz Wednesday, medics said.
The deaths occurred after a large contingent of government troops appeared on the streets in the area, medics said.
The medics did not want to be named for safety reasons.
CNN could not verify the report and has attempted to gain greater access inside Yemen over the past two months, but the government has put restrictions on foreign media.
One of the people reported killed was Abdullah al-Sabri, an opposition tribal leader.
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A Yemeni Interior Ministry official denied the claim, blaming the shooting of the tribal leader on opposition fighters.