Police troopers stand guard on a bridge in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa May 19, 2014. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah
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At least eight people were killed on Wednesday after Shiite Muslim fighters clashed with the army and allied Sunni tribesmen over the control of a strategic hilltop north of the Yemeni capital, local officials said.The fighting began on Tuesday when armed men loyal to the Shiite Houthi tribe attacked military and security outposts near the city of Omran, in the province that carries the same name, killing six soldiers and one officer, military sources said. The army responded to the attack, killing nine of the fighters.
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