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Five killed, 20 wounded by Houthi missile in Yemen’s city of Marib

Houthis fire a missile in Yemen [File photo]
Houthis fire a missile in Yemen [File photo]

Five people were killed and 22 wounded when Houthi fighters fired a missile at the Yemeni city of Marib today.

The attack on the city, which is under the control of the internationally recognised government of President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, left three people seriously wounded by the Katyusha rocket which was launched before dawn at a crowded market, the Saba news agency reported.

Five people were killed and 22 others injured, including three seriously wounded, by a launched by the Houthi militia before dawn on Tuesday at a crowded market in the city of Marib, the official Saba news agency reported.

Impoverished Yemen has remained in a state of civil war since 2014, when Houthi rebels overran much of the country, including the capital Sana’a.

In 2015, Saudi Arabia and its Arab allies launched a massive air campaign aimed at reversing Houthi military gains and shoring up Yemen’s embattled government.

According to UN officials, more than 10,000 people have been killed in the war, while more than 11 per cent of the country’s population has been displaced.

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