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Eleven die in Yemen riots over fuel price rises
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SANAA - At least 11 people were killed in clashes with police in Yemen on Wednesday after rioters threw stones and set fires in streets to protest against subsidy cuts that nearly doubled petrol prices, witnesses said.

Thousands of protesters in the capital, Sanaa, smashed furniture in government offices, blocked roads with flaming tyres, and knocked out electricity transformers in some areas.

Police fired shots to disperse protesters hurling stones at the offices of Prime Minister Abdul-Qader Bagammal and ambulances rushed some injured people from the scene.

Witnesses and medics reported similar protests in three other towns, including the town of Dhala in south Yemen where five of the 11 dead were killed.

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