Yemen medic: Shelling in central city kills 6
A Yemeni medical official says six civilians have been killed in shelling by government forces in the central city of Taiz Todayszaman reported
Violence has escalated in the Arab world's poorest country following nearly nine months of popular uprising seeking to oust longtime autocratic President Ali Abdullah Saleh.
The official said government troops started shelling central Taiz early Friday, killing six people. One was a 9-year-old boy, and 22 people were hurt. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to brief reporters.