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Four killed as Yemen tribesmen block oil convoy
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Armed Yemeni tribesmen attend a gathering of the Bakil tribes in Sanaa on October 5, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ MOHAMMED HUWAIS
Armed Yemeni tribesmen attend a gathering of the Bakil tribes in Sanaa on October 5, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ MOHAMMED HUWAIS
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ADEN, Yemen: Clashes between Yemeni troops and aggrieved tribesmen blocking a convoy of oil tanker trucks killed three soldiers and one protester Wednesday, officials said.

The incident occurred near Okla, northwest of the Shabwa provincial capital of Ataq, when tribesman demanding jobs at the Okla oil well stopped the trucks.

Troops intervened to lift the roadblock, and shooting ensued.

 
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