Wednesday, 27 October 2021 10:08 GMT

Yemen: Houthi assault leaves 6 dead in Hajjah

(MENAFN) A government official who asked to remain anonymous stated that on Saturday evening, Sep. 25 over six persons died and over 20 others were wounded when crowds celebrating a public holiday in the northwestern Yemeni province of Hajjah were struck by a ballistic missile fired by Houthi rebels.

When the assault took place, hundreds of local residents and soldiers were thought to be attending an event commemorating the 59th anniversary of Yemen’s 1962 revolution in a public square in downtown Midi City, a coastal city controlled by the government.

Up to now, Xinhua doesn’t have another source to affirm the casualties.

The country’s 1962 revolution ended in making Yemen a republic. Its anniversary is a Yemeni public holiday that is celebrated every Sept. 26, and 2021 anniversary was marked by celebrations hosted in government-ruled cities and provinces.

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