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Blast rocks Yemen polling station

Monday, February 20, 2012 - 00:44

Feb. 20 - At least one person is killed in violence in the southern Yemeni city of Aden ahead of a presidential vote. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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(ROUGH CUT ONLY - NO REPORTER NARRATION) An explosion tore through a polling station in the southern Yemeni city of Aden on Monday, followed by gunfire that killed one soldier, a day before a presidential vote to replace Ali Abudllah Saleh. The soldier was killed and another wounded when unidentified gunmen opened fire on an army patrol in the same neighbourhood shortly after the blast, an official said. No one was hurt in the blast, he said. The official could not confirm whether the two incidents were related. He told Reuters the explosion caused a big hole in the building's wall and shattered the windows of nearby houses. Millions of Yemenis are set to vote on Tuesday in an election in which Vice President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi is the only candidate. END

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Blast rocks Yemen polling station

Monday, February 20, 2012 - 00:44