17 killed iin 3rd attack on Yemen market – UN

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The United Nations says at least 17 civilians have been killed in an attack on a market in Yemen’s northern Saada governorate on Tuesday.

Lise Grande, the United Nation’s humanitarian coordinator for Yemen, said in a statement on Wednesday, that 12 Ethiopian migrants were among the 17 civilians killed in Tuesday’s incident with no fewer than 12 injured.

“The attacks on Al-Raqw market raise deeply troubling questions about the commitment of the parties to the conflict to uphold international humanitarian la. “Every attack of this kind is a gross violation,” Grande sad.

The attack is the third deadly assault on the same location in just over a month.

On November 22, an attack on Al-Raqw market left 10 civilians dead, again including Ethiopian nationals, and just days later, at least another 10 civilians were killed and 22 wounded in a second such incident.

The UN says 89 civilians have either been killed or wounded in the attacks on the market.

Tens of thousands of people, mostly civilians, have been killed and millions displaced since March 2015, when the Saudi-led coalition intervened in the Yemen conflict to back the government against the Huthi insurgents.

The UN considers the war in Yemen the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.




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