Troops loyal to Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh shelled a petrol filling station in a region north of the capital killing four people, including three children overnight on Sunday. The attack in the Arhab area, 25 miles away from Sana'a left 13 others wounded. Protesters had taken to the street demanding an end to Saleh's rule. In the city of Taiz, a doctor said one civilian was killed and two were wounded by government forces who fired at a car. The incident occurred in a district where there have been clashes between government troops and pro-opposition parties. Months of unrest have divided Yemen and pushed it towards a verge of a civil war and humanitarian crisis. The escalating violence has showed no sign of retreating despite a UN Security Council resolution issued a week ago condemning the fighting and calling on Saleh to leave office in line with a Gulf-transitional initiative. Saleh, who welcomed the Security Council resolution last week, has earlier backed out of the Gulf initiative three times and says he will transfer power only to "safe hands." By: Ikram Al Yacoub Al Arabiya with Agencies
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