Child killed, others injured in landmine explosion, Houthis accused of planting 100 thousand mines

Child killed, others injured in landmine explosion, Houthis accused of planting 100 thousand mines

A child was killed and 4 other children injured on Monday in a landmine explosion in Alhaod village of Alselw district, south of Taiz governorate, a local source said.

 

The local source stated to Almasdaronline that the child Mohammed Abduljalil Moqbel was killed and four of his fellows were injured.

 

To this regard, the local residents accuse the Houthi and Saleh forces of planting landmines in the districts of Taiz governorate so as to hinder the advancement of the government forces. The Colonel Eng.

 

Taher Hameed, head of the military engineering section in Taiz, said to Almasderonline that the Houthis have planted around a hundred thousand landmines in Taiz since the outbreak of the war early last year.

 

The Colonel pointed out that the Houthi landmines explosions have led to the death of 37 persons, most of whom were children and women, and the injury of 170 others during the past six months.

 

The engineering teams of the government forces exert lots of efforts in clearing the mines from the eastern and western neighborhoods and Alselw front in Taiz governorate.
 



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