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Three tourists killed in Yemen...

...breaking news from reuters.

Ag unman has opened up and killed three tourists in Yemen, further details to come.
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Belgians killed in Yemen attack

The info from the BBC news website.

Two Belgian tourists have been shot dead by gunmen in eastern Yemen, security officials say.
Four other Belgians were wounded in the attack, which happened in the province of Hadramut.

The attackers are believed to be Islamic militants, the Associated Press quoted unnamed officials as saying.

Last July, seven Spaniards and two Yemenis were killed when a suicide car bomber attacked a group of tourists visiting a temple in central Yemen.

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Yemen has a history of this..........

Here's a potted history of the country; sounds just like the UK for bombings and shootings!

BBC NEWS | Middle East | Country profiles | Timeline: Yemen
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Two Belgian tourists, two Yemenis killed in Hadhramout

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Yemen

Hey Joe,

Don't let that put you off mate. You will still enjoy the ride down and the people are great.

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Yemeni people

I've been over 40 countries, some for several times and I can't say Yemeni people is less friendly. To me they are more.

I am Muslim and was taking a picture of a cemetery in that area called Hadramaut from outside of the cemetery. It was a men cemetery (it is separate in Yemen). Some people came toward us and said not to take picture of it. We said we are also muslim and we are not inside, though we can.
They resisted and tried to argue and kick. Thanks God we had our driver (of the jeep) very near and he run for help. Nothing happened and if it happens to me sure worse happens to other tourists.,

I can say Yemeni people are poor, brave and very friendly. Most important, they are very sensitive about their nationality and religion.

We can't say Yemeni people are not friendly because of this. Sure they are much better than most European countries when it is about racism and nationality.
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