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Dispute over cow leaves 8 dead in Yemen

A dispute over a cow's injured eye in a rugged, lawless region of northern Yemen has left a 9-year-old boy and seven others dead.

The incident arose when a boy threw a stone at hit the cow's eye.The owner of the cow vowed to kill the boy but after mediation by fellow tribesmen agreed only to frighten him by holding his dagger under the boy's chin, officials said.

The man reneged on the promise, however, and slit the boy's throat, the officials said.

The boy's father then fired his rifle at the people around him, killing seven, including the cow's owner, officials said.