Agence France-PresseSeptember 18, 2013 06:33
Gunmen killed a policeman in Yemen's main southern city of Aden, where separatists were briefly arrested Wednesday ahead of a planned demonstration to demand independence, police said.
"Unknown assailants on Wednesday ambushed a police patrol in Mualla (an Aden district)," a security official said. They "hurled a homemade bomb at it and opened fire, killing a policeman."
The same official source said police "freed 17 Southern Movement activists, hours after they were arrested at Al-Arood Square" in Aden, where they were preparing for the rally.