Arab Spring

Elite Yemen Troops Attack Defense Ministry

Probably not a good sign for national stability

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Hundreds of Republican Guards loyal to Yemen's former president attacked the Defense Ministry building near the center of the capital city of Sanaa on Tuesday, a Defense Ministry official said.

Four people were killed and nine others injured in the attack, said the official, who did not wish to be named because he is not authorized to speak to the media.

The Interior Ministry deployed 240 members of the central security forces to reinforce security at the Defense Ministry, he said.