Posted at 09:50 AM ET, 06/03/2011

Yemen protesters attack presidential palace: President Ali Abdullah Saleh injured


Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh was reportedly wounded in an attack on his compound. (Muhammed Muheisen/AP)
After two weeks of heavy fighting in the capital of Yemen, anti-government tribesmen attacked the presidential palace of President Ali Abdullah Saleh, hitting it with rocket fire.

On Twitter, reports are flying that Saleh has been killed, but a special correspondent for The Washington Post in Yemen reports that Yemen state teleivison said Saleh is in good health and will make a speech or give an interview later to prove it.

An official told the Associated Press that rockets hit the compound while officials were praying at a mosque inside the palace.

Saleh, the prime minister, the deputy prime minister, the parliament chief and a presidential aide were wounded, according to that account. The AP reports that Saleh was lightly wounded, while the deputy prime minister and aide’s wounds were serious. 

The Post will continue to report as the news develops.

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