Two Killed and 3 Injured in Sana’a [Archives:2002/03/Local News]

January 14 2002

Two persons were reportedly killed and three others injured in confrontations between MPs bodyguards and some troops from the Republican Guards. Clashes erupted after armed people escorting Sheikh Mansur al-Hanik exchanged fire with elements from the Republican Guards last Wednesday, when the former attempted to erect a building on a plot of land close to the Republican Guards School.
Machine-guns and RBG projectiles were used during the confrontation leading to the death of a resident of the area and a 9-year boy, as well as the injury of 2 escorts of the Sheikh. The confrontation which lasted for several hours led to the blockade of the road leading to the airport before some units of the Republican Guards could force the gunmen out of the site.