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Reports: Nine killed at Yemen mosque during Muslim festival

A gunman has fired at worshippers celebrating the end of the Islamic religious month of Ramadan in southern Yemen, killing nine, according to reports.

He targeted men praying outside a busy mosque in al-Dhale, which is around 115 miles south of the capital, Sanaa, during morning Eid el-Fitr services. Nine people died and a further 10 were injured, officials said.

The gunman was arrested at the scene.

Around 100 people have been killed in similar mosque shootings in Yemen in the last three years by people thought to have mental problems or in tribal wars, say officials.

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