Eight killed in clashes between rival Yemeni sects

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At least eight people were killed north of the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Tuesday in fighting between Shi’ite Muslim tribesmen and Sunni Muslim rivals and the army, local government sources said.Bouts of intense sectarian conflict since last year have undermined attempts at national reconciliation in Yemen, a neighbor of major oil exporter Saudi Arabia and home to one of al Qaeda’s most active wings.The fighting on Tuesday was between fighters loyal to the Shi’ite Houthi tribe and Sunni tribesmen who back the Yemeni army. There were no details immediately available on casualties or the reasons for the clashes in Omran province, although the local sources said efforts to forge a ceasefire were under way.

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