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Several dead in air strike on hospital in Yemen

Several dead in air strike on hospital in Yemen

Yemen politics

A Saudi-led coalition air strike has hit a hospital in northern Yemen, killing seven and wounding many more, according to local officials.

A witness told a reporter that the injured could not be evacuated immediately as war planes continued to fly overhead and they feared more bombings.

The Abs facility in the Hajja province is run by aid group Medecins sans Frontieres, who said the number of dead and injured remained unclear.

It comes after another strike hit what MSF said was a school in the neighbouring Sadaa province on Saturday, killing ten children. The Saudi coalition said it targeted a Houthi training facility.

The UN counts more than 3,500 civilians have been killed since Saudi Arabia’s bombing of Houthi rebels began last year.