Dozens of people killed or wounded in two explosions at a funeral reception in Sanaa, Yemen

News Hour:

Dozens of people have been killed or wounded in two explosions at a funeral reception in Sanaa, according to Houthi-controlled media sources.

Saba news agency, which is aligned with the Iran-allied Houthi group, accused an Arab coalition fighter jet of striking the Grand Hall on Al-Khamseen Street in the Yemeni capital on Saturday afternoon. However, other reports said two suicide bombers were responsible for the blasts, reports Aljazeera.

Saba cited a security source as saying that the coalition air strikes occurred as the funeral reception was under way for the father of Brigadier Jalal al-Ruweishan, interior minister in the self-proclaimed Houthi government. The source said al-Ruweishan was present at the event. It is not clear whether he survived the attack.

The attacks caused a major fire at the Grand Hall, which was largely destroyed, said the Sabaa report. Al Jazeera could not verify Saba’s version of the incident.

Avatar

This article has been posted by a News Hour Correspondent. For queries, please contact through [email protected]
No Comments

Translate this News

Join the Facebook Group

Click here to join the Facebook group of News Hour

Popular Posts

Advertisement

News of the Month

October 2016
S M T W T F S
« Sep   Nov »
 1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031  
Scroll Up
%d bloggers like this: