Presidential Palace Attacked In Yemen

Jun 3, 2011

The official line from the government in Yemen is that President Ali Abdullah Saleh is "alive and will soon make a nationwide address," Reuters reports, following word of an attack on the presidential palace and an earlier claim by some in the opposition that he had been killed.

The Associated Press says it's been told by a government official that Saleh was slightly injured. Yemen's deputy prime minister was more seriously injured, according to the official.

According to reports, the palace was most likely shelled by fighters loyal to tribes that have been battling with government forces in recent weeks.

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