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Clashes between Security Forces and Armed Groups in Lahj
  Written By: Abdul Rahim Al-Showthabi (YEMEN POST STAFF) 
  Article Date:
November 10, 2008



An informed source told the Yemen Post that armed groups attacked security forces that were accompanying the committee for revising and amending voters' tables in Habail Jabr of Lahj governorate. The source said that the armed group was able to enter the committee headquarters and forced committee members to leave the complex.  Eyewitnesses said that the committee's offices in the headquarter were shut down and the committee left the area immediately after being ordered to do so.

During the process, exchange of fire occurred which resulted in the injury of one governmental soldier.

"No side has yet to claim responsibility of the incident. We suspect anonymous militants who oppose the existence of the committee to be behind the attack", said Sheikh Mohammed Saleh Al-Mzahmi, a local tribal leader at the scene of the incident.

From his part  Hubail Jabr district's Chairman Khalid Motlag told media outlets that  what happened was a wrong action done by elements outside the law, adding he condemns the  criminal acts and promised to punish those who cause chaos and damaged calmness and security in the region.