Four women and children were killed on Wednesday evening in a Katusha rocket suspected to be fired by Houthi insurgents that targeted the house of Sheikh Hussein Al Sawadi, a Parliament Member, in Marib province.
Sheikh Al Sawadi was injured and some of his family members were killed in the attack, including his daughter-in-law and his grandchild, state-owned Saba Net cited Director of Criminal Investigation Col. Housein Alhalisi.
Houthis did not immediately comment on the attack despite all indications that it was carried out by the militia.
Speaker of House of Representatives Sultan Al Barakani condemned the attack that killed some of Al Sawadi’s family members and wounded the Parliament Member.
He also blamed the UN envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths for the bloodshed in the country, saying that the UN envoy “tries to show a bright side of the militia by praising the relative calm in his recent briefing while Houthis go on committing heinous crimes.”
Yemen Human Rights Ministry also denounced the attack, saying that it is a serious escalation and a blatant violation of international laws.
Earlier today, a woman was killed and six others wounded when a rocket launched by Iran-allied Houthi rebels hit a residential area in the center of Marib governate, a medical source said.
In a related context, Special Security Forces in Marib managed to capture two cells working for the militia.
A source in the Interior Minister said the two cells were captured with coordination maps of sites that were targeted lately in the province.