At least 43 people were killed and another 63 were injured on Thursday when a market in northern Yemen was attacked.
More than 29 children under the age of 15 have died and 30 injured in an air strike in the troubled areas of Dahyan Market, located in Yemen’s Saada province, The Associated Press reported citing Yemen’s rebel-run Health Ministry.
Yemeni tribal leaders told the AP the Saudi-led U.S.-backed coalition fighting Shiite Houthi rebels was behind the airstrike.
These air raids were carried out on a bus from Saudi Arab-led coalition. This coalition is going to support the Yemen government fighting against the Houthi rebels.
The health ministry, run by the Hoishi Rebel Group, says that 43 people have died in the attack. Among which, most of them were under 10 years of age.
Nasser Arrabyee, a Yemeni journalist based in the capital Sanaa, said there were no Houthi fighters in the vicinity of the market where the attack took place. “The place is known to be a market, [and] there is no military installation nearby … but the Saudis are known to have done this many times – target schools, weddings and so on.“