ADEN, Yemen (AP) - A Yemeni man was killed and four others injured when a bomb exploded Sunday among protesters in the south as U.S. embassy urged all parties to resort to dialogue to solve the country's political problems.
A police official said the bomb appeared to have been carried by a protester and it exploded accidentally during the clashes in the southern town of Dali.
The official was speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media.
Yemen's south has been rocket by demonstrations and riots over the past week marking anniversary of the 1994 separatist uprising in the south which was crushed by government troops.
North and South Yemen merged in 1990, but southerners complain of being economic marginalized by the more powerful and populous north.
On Saturday, five soldiers and two civilians were killed in the southern town of Radfan after local tribesmen clashed with soldiers attempting to set up checkpoints in the area..
The U.S. Embassy in San'a, meanwhile, called for dialogue and «views with concern reports of increasing incidences of political violence in southern regions of Yemen.
«The United States believes that Yemen's unity depends on its ability to guarantee every citizen equal treatment under the law, and the opportunity to participate fully in the political and economic life of the nation,» the statement added.
Meanwhile, the Yemeni Interior Ministry said that it had arrested a member of al-Qaida wanted for taking part in the attack on a South Korean delegation that came to investigate an earlier attack on South Korean tourists in March.
Another man wanted for links with al-Qaida, Anwar Mohammed al-Tughaishi, was killed in Abyan province while assembling a bomb, the ministry added.