Yemen: 6 civilians killed in Al Houthi shelling

Cairo: Yemen’s Iran-aligned Al Houthi militia shelled a residential area killing six civilians and wounding seven others, the country’s official news agency Saba reported.

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The militia shelled the district of Al Heemh in the south-western governorate of Taiz after besieging it with armoured vehicles and military forces, local sources said.

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The dead included two women and a child, they added.

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The rebel gunmen raided 18 houses in the area, detonated two houses and damaged other tenements by the random shelling.

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Last week, 25 people were killed and over 100 others injured at a huge explosion at the Aden airport in south Yemen.

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Newly formed government

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The blast occurred as a plane carrying members of the newly formed government landed at the airport from Saudi Arabia.

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The Yemeni government has accused Al Houthis of standing behind the attack. The government said it would compile a file on the attack to present to the UN.

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Al Houthis plunged Yemen into a devastating conflict in late 2014 when they toppled the internationally recognised government and overran the capital Sana’a and other parts of the impoverished country.

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