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The government claimed that al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula attacked a police outpost in Marib, near where tribal members attacked an oil pipeline two days ago. Security officials said two policemen and three AQAP fighters were killed. Security forces arrested two AQAP members in Taiz.
More than 10,000 supporters of President Saleh attacked a group of 4,000 anti-government protesters in Sana'a, the capital. More than 120 people are reported to have been wounded in the attack.
The Shabwan tribe in Marib province attacked a pipeline and cut off the flow of 120,000 barrels of oil a day. The government accused the Joint Meeting Parties of collaborating with al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and Houthi rebels.
Security forces killed seven protesters and wounded more than 110 after opening fire on crowds across the country. Doctors accused the government of using nerve gas. Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters killed a soldier in Abyan.
Two people, including an influential tribal leader, were killed and hundreds more were wounded during clashes in Sana'a. The Interior Minister denied police killed the protesters and blamed "third parties."
Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters killed four police in Hadramount. Security forces confirmed that two AQAP fighters were killed at a funeral in Sa'ada. Three protesters were wounded in Aden.
Human Rights Watch accused Yemeni officials and security forces of facilitating attacks on protesters in Sana'a. President Saleh offered to hold a vote on modifying the constitution and transition to a parliamentary government by the end of the year.
Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters killed two intelligence officers in Abyan and Hadramout provinces. Forty-four protesters were wounded in clashes in Ibb province. The opposition vowed to escalate protests as President Saleh called for dialogue.
Suspected al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula fighters killed four Republican Guards soldiers in Marib province. The US urged its citizens not to travel to Yemen. The Netherlands urged 90 of its citizens to leave Yemen.
President Saleh accused the US and Israel of stoking unrest in Yemen and the wider Arab world. "There's an operations room in Tel Aviv with the aim of destabilizing the Arab world," he said. Saleh sent military reinforcements to Aden to deal with spreading protests.