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Two Civilians Killed in Mine Explosion in Al Baida Province

Two civilians were killed on late Monday in a landmine explosion that had been laid by Iran-backed Houthi militia in Al Baida province, central Yemen.

Abdo Rabbo Raken Alwahabi and Mohammed Nasser Alwahabi were passing by in Abhal Alwhabia when a mine went off, killing the two of them instantly, local sources said.

According to the sources, the casualties are not the first of Alwahabi family to fall victim to landmines.

Last year, 12-year-old Saleh Raken Alwahabi lost his left leg to a landmine planted by Houthi rebels in Al Khalifa area while shepherding cattle.

Hussein Abdullah Alwahabi and Hussein Thaif Allah Alwahabi were killed in a mine explosion also while shepherding cattle in Al Sawadia district on June 27, 2018.

Since Houthi militia stormed Al Baida province in 2014, hundreds of innocent civilians, most of them kids and women, were killed or maimed due to unmarked landmines planted by the Houthi group.

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