2 children killed, 3 injured by Houthis bombardment and sniping in Taiz

2 children killed, 3 injured by Houthis bombardment and sniping in Taiz


A student was killed and another student was injured Wednesday by artillery shelling by al-Houthi militants targeting a primary school in the southwestern Taiz province, local residents said in the area.

The residents said in identical statements to Al-Masdar online that Houthi militants bombarded the villages of the al-Sallo district from their positions in Khadir district for the first time in nearly six months after the fighting there stopped between them and government forces.

They added that one of the shells landed on a house in Qarafa village, which was used by residents of the district as their school, killing the student Ahmed Abdelghafour al-Humaidi, 15 years old, and injuring the student Maria Nabil Obeid (18 years).

Residents said the shelling had led to panic among school students.

In a separate context, a child, Omar Ahmed Ali, was shot dead Tuesday evening by a Houthi sniper while returning with his sheep to their home in Al-Dhbabarea in western Taiz province.

More recently, the Houthis have stepped up attacks targeting civilians in the city of Taiz and the countryside of Taiz province, which is equally under the control of the group and the Yemeni government.


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