Protester killed in clash with police in southern Yemen

Yemen FlagSana'a, Yemen  - A protester was killed in a clash between police forces and protesters trying to free detained opposition activists in the southern Yemeni province of Lahj on Tuesday, witnesses said.

They said the clash broke out after dozens of armed protesters stormed into a detention centre in the Habeel Jabre twon of Lahj, some 300 kilometres from the capital Sana'a.

Another protester and two police officers were injured in the clash, they said.

The detained activists were among dozens of people arrested after violent protests in several southern cities in the past three weeks by disgruntled youths demanding army jobs. (dpa)