'Ten children killed' in Yemen school attack



    'Ten children killed' in Yemen school attack

    Aug.14, Sanaa: At least 10 children have been killed and another 30 were injured in an air strike on a school in the stronghold of Yemen's Houthi rebels, a medical aid group said.

    According to Doctors Without Borders (MSF), the victims were aged between eight and 15 and attended a school in Haydan, a region in Yemen's northwestern Saada province.

    The Houthi-run Al Masirah TV broadcast what it said was the aftermath of the attack.

    A video it released showed children with head, arm and leg wounds with blood-covered faces.

    A Houthi spokesman Mohammed Abdel-Salam blamed the Arab coalition of bombarding the school.

    There was no official comment from the coalition, which has been carrying out an air campaign against rebels in Yemen in support of exiled President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi for nearly 15 months.

    The reported attack comes a day after the UN human rights office said 272 civilians have been killed in Yemen's conflict in four months alone this year.

    Yemen has been torn apart by conflict since 2014, when Houthi rebels, allied with Saleh loyalists, captured large swaths of the country, including Sanaa.

    The Oslo Times International News Network

     
     

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