Yemeni security forces patrol the streets of Aden during a protest for southern independence on February 21, 2013
Yemeni security forces patrol the streets of Aden during a protest calling for southern independence on February 21, 2013. Renewed clashes between Yemeni police and southern separatists killed two civilians on Wednesday, five days ahead of the country's troubled national dialogue, medics and and activist told AFP. © - AFP/File
Yemeni security forces patrol the streets of Aden during a protest for southern independence on February 21, 2013
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Last updated: March 13, 2013

Two civilians killed in south Yemeni clashes

Renewed clashes between Yemeni police and southern separatists killed two civilians on Wednesday, five days ahead of the country's troubled national dialogue, medics and and activist told AFP.

Police opened fire on Southern Movement activists who had blocked roads with rocks and burning tyres as part of a campaign of civil disobedience they began less than a month ago to call for southern independence, an activist said.

Six people were wounded in the clashes, medics said.

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