9 killed in blast at military parade in southern Yemen

 

December 29, 2019

 


FILE PHOTO © REUTERS/Fawaz Salman

 

ADEN (Xinhua) – At least nine people were killed and dozens injured when a blast struck a military graduation parade in Yemen’s southern province of al-Dhalea on Sunday, witnesses and medics said.

In a statement on Twitter, the southern forces controlling al-Dhalea accused the Houthi rebels of firing a missile at the parade.

There was no comment yet from the Houthi rebels who control the northern part of al-Dhalea.

In another development in August, 38 people were killed in a Houthi-claimed missile attack at a military parade in the southern port city of Aden.

Yemen has been mired in a civil war since late 2014 after the Houthi rebels stormed the capital Sanaa and much of the country’s north, forcing the internationally-recognized government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi into exile.

The Yemeni southern Belt Forces are part of a Saudi-led coalition battling the Iran-allied Houthi rebels.

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