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Yemen's army shelling kills pregnant woman and daughters

Published on Jan 18, 2014 5:27 PM

ADEN (AFP) - Army shelling killed a pregnant woman and her daughters, three and five, in the same Yemeni town where a bombardment killed 19 mourners last month, medics said on Saturday.

The girls' father, Mr Yassin Said, was seriously wounded when the shell slammed into their home in Daleh, 300km south of the capital, on Friday evening, the medics added.

The town, where support runs deep for renewed independence for the formerly independent south, has seen repeated violence between the army and secessionists since the deadly December 27 bombardment of a funeral for one of their number killed in a clash with troops.

Earlier Friday, two soldiers and two activists of the Southern Movement were killed in the town.

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