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Yemen lawmaker 'killed by gunmen'

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A member of Yemen's governing party is reported to have been shot dead in the volatile north of the country.

Witnesses say gunmen opened fire on a car carrying the MP, Saleh Hendi, and several of his bodyguards.

The attack took place in the north-western province of Saada, a region where government troops have been battling a Zaidi Shia rebellion.

Fighting resumed earlier this year, six months after the government and rebels had agreed a ceasefire.

Hundreds of people have been killed since the rebellion broke out in 2004.

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