A Yemeni civilian was killed and another injured when the police fired randomly during a manhunt for a gunman in the port city of Aden, Almasdar Online reported Friday.
The website quoted local sources as saying the gunman fired at a security checkpoint in the Mansoura town and ran away late on Thursday night.
"The police launched a hunt for him and during that they fired bullets in the air killing Abdrabu Khidr Al-Jaradi who was sitting in front of his home," the sources were quoted as saying.
Another civilian was injured and the police could not arrest the gunman, the website said.
Al-Mansoura town has been experiencing sporadic deadly clashes between armed groups and the authorities in recent years coinciding with escalating struggle of the southern people including those seeking separation.
Also, Aden in general and Al-Mansoura in particular has been a scene for assassinations of senior military, security and intelligence officers and other officials and leaders amid the continuous massive hunt for Al-Qaeda militants.
Separately, the governor of Marib province has reached an agreement with tribes to allow the technical teams to fix the pylons which were attacked earlier this week, officials at the electricity ministry said.
The capital Sanaa and other cities have been plunged into darkness since the tribal saboteurs were preventing the authorities from repairing the damages suffered in the attack on the pylons in the notorious Al Shabwan district.
"The teams have already started their jobs and the Marib gas-fired power station will resume operation in the next few hours," according to the officials.