At least 13 people have been killed and injured in renewed clashes between Houthi rebels and tribes in Yemen's Amran province over the past few days, the September 26 website said on Saturday.
Six people from both sides were killed and the others injured during the battles between the Houthis and tribesmen in the Rida town, the website quoted a local official as saying.
Secretary general of the local council in Amran, Saleh Al-Makhlous, was quoted as saying the battles renewed because of misunderstanding of both sides.
"There were some people exploiting the situation and should be blamed for the fresh battles despite a tribal mediation that was led by Abdullah Badr Addin to prevent fighting," he said, according to the website.
The Shiite Houthi Group, based in Saada, fought the Yemeni army six times the latest in 2009. The former regime said the wars were waged on the grounds the Shiite Group took the arms against the government and that it was receiving Iranian support to destabilize the country.
Though this dangerous group joined the popular uprising in 2011, it has been fighting tribes in provinces adjacent to Saada this year. The group agreed to participate in a comprehensive national dialogue conference planned to be held in early November under the West-backed power-transfer deal which was reached after the 2011 unrest.