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13 Killed in Saudi Strike on Yemen Checkpoint

13 Killed in Saudi Strike on Yemen Checkpoint13 Killed in Saudi Strike on Yemen Checkpoint

At least 13 people were killed and one seriously injured Wednesday when a Saudi airstrike hit a security checkpoint near Yemen’s capital, Sanaa, causing an oil tanker to explode, Houthi officials said. According to CNN, The attack occurred before dawn in the Bani Matar region on the main road linking Sanaa with the port city of Hodeida, a senior Houthi defense ministry official in Sanaa, who is not authorized to speak to the media, told the agency. “Among the killed were 8 civilians who were passing their vehicles through the checkpoint,” he said. Ali Moshiqi, deputy commander in chief of the Houthi Yemeni Army in Sanaa, told CNN that two of the 13 dead were security personnel, who were stationed at the checkpoint.

 

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