Raids on Yeman Presidency killed 6

At least six people were killed and thirty injured after two air raids hit the office of the presidency in Yemen’s rebel-held capital Sanaa on Monday, AFP reported.

Media reports said that there were six people killed and at least 30 others wounded in Monday’s attack.

The television channels of Yemen’s Iran-allied Houthis, however blamed the Saudi-led coalition for the strikes.

Pertinently, the pro-government forces had expelled buy the shia-rebels from Sanaa in September 2014 and went on to seize swathes of the impoverished Arabian Peninsula country, AFP reports.

Meanwhile the Yemeni President has spent the past three years in exile in Saudi Arabia with port city of Aden has been his government’s de facto capital.

The Norwegian Refugee Council also attributed the strikes to the Saudi-led coalition, and said the bombs landed close to the homes of its staff.

In a statement, NRC country director Suze van Meegen condemned the attack and said “We dislike the ongoing use of violence to intimidate civilian populations under the guise of efforts to protect them”.

Media reports said that following the strikes, some people rushed to the scene and saw the destruction and saw that the people were caught under the rubble.

“While the people were busy in digging out the dead and wounded from under the debris, and then there was a second strike,” media reported.

“There are a lot of people trapped under the rubble.”

 

 

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