Saudi-Led Airstrikes Kill 31 Across Yemen

Saudi-Led Airstrikes Kill 31 Across YemenSaudi-Led Airstrikes Kill 31 Across Yemen

Saudi-led air raids in Yemen killed at least 31 people Tuesday, officials said, as the coalition intensified its attacks in the wake of a deadly missile strike.

At least 10 people were killed in Sana’a, where coalition warplanes targeted the police academy and the headquarters of the security services, both in the heart of the capital, witnesses said.

And at least 21 more were killed in a wave of airstrikes in the evening in Bayhan, a town south of Marea where 60 coalition soldiers died in the missile attack by the Houthi fighters Friday, The Daily Star reported.

Emirati aircraft took part in the raids on Sana’a, “hitting their targets with precision,” said the UAE’s official WAM news agency.

The website reported 15 dead and 77 wounded in Tuesday’s raids on the Yemeni capital.

Medical officials said at least seven “civilians” and three guards of leading Houthi officer Khaled al-Anduli were killed in the overnight airstrikes.

One of Anduli’s neighbors, 43-year-old Hamid Hasan, told AFP that “one of my sons [an 18-year-old] was wounded when his bedroom windows shattered after the raid on the officer’s house.”

Ambulances rushed to Anduli’s home where medics retrieved the bodies of victims, Hasan said, adding that the Houthi leader himself had been elsewhere at the time of the raid.

 13 Indians killed

Warplanes bombed two boats carrying 20 Indian crew members as the vessels traveled between Somalia and Yemen, India’s Foreign Ministry said Wednesday, a day after the Yemeni coast guard said a Saudi-led coalition fighting Houthis bombed boats off the war-torn country’s coast.

Thirteen crew members are alive and seven are missing, Indian Foreign Ministry spokesman Vikas Swarup said in a statement.

He said authorities are trying to gather more information. He didn’t elaborate on who may have carried out the attack.