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Gunman kills eight at two schools in Yemen

San'a March 30, 1997
Web posted at: 2:26 p.m. EST (1926 GMT)

SAN`A, Yemen (CNN) -- An irate father opened fire at two high schools in the Yemeni capital of San`a on Sunday, killing at least eight people, including six children.

The gunman, identified as Hassan Ali al-Baadani, went from room to room firing at hundreds of students at the Al-Tallai private high school and a neighboring school. Among the dead were the headmistress of Al-Tallai, a cafeteria worker and the six children.

An Interior Ministry statement said 11 pupils from the two schools and three other people were wounded. Witnesses said al-Baadani, whose two daughters attend Al-Tallai, was apparently distraught at unspecified "indiscretions" by his teen-age daughters.

Reuters contributed to this report.

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