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‘5 civilians killed in western Yemen’

SMA News – Hudaydah

Army-backed forces accuses Houthi rebels of planting explosives in Al-Hudaydah

At least five civilians were killed and seven others injured in an explosion in western Yemen, a government-backed forces said on Tuesday.

In a statement, the Giants Brigades, which is fighting the Iran-backed Houthis, accused the rebels of planting explosives on an unpaved road between At-Tuhayta and Al-Khawkha districts, southern Al-Hudaydah province.

A woman and a child were among those dead, it said, adding that the injured were moved to a hospital.

Last month the UN called for an immediate end to clashes in the province, where a cease-fire was agreed to in late 2018. The agreement reached during UN-sponsored peace talks in Sweden was never fully implemented.

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