Officials: Saudi-led coalition airstrike hits Yemen funeral


SANAA, Yemen (AP) — An airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition on Saturday targeted a funeral hall packed with mourners in the capital, Sanaa, killing at least 10 people and wounding scores, according to security and medical officials.

They said the dead and wounded included military and security officials from the ranks of the Shiite Houthi rebels fighting the internationally-recognized government of President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi as well as their allies, loyalists of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

Ambulances were seen rushing to the site of the strike in central Sanaa and hospitals were urging residents to donate blood to the wounded. Rescuers were sifting through the rubble in search of more wounded, but a fire that erupted after the strike was hindering their work.


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