Yemeni security forces and civilians gather at the site of an attack targeting a military bus in Sanaa on February 4, 2014. AFP PHOTO/ MOHAMMED HUWAIS
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Shiite Muslim rebels and Sunni tribesmen agreed a local cease-fire in northern Yemen on Tuesday after clashes between the rivals killed about 60 people there last week, tribal sources said.On Sunday Shiite Houthi fighters and their allies from the Hashed tribal federation seized control of al-Khamri, a region in Omran province associated with the powerful al-Ahmar clan, an ally of Salafis, adherents of an austere brand of Sunni Islam.Underscoring the growing instability in Yemen, a bomb targeting a bus carrying Yemeni soldiers in the capital Sanaa killed two people on Tuesday, a medical source said.
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