Crimes and Violations

Mine explosion leaves 15 people wounded south Hodeidah

Republican Yemen

About 15 civilians, including children, were wounded on Monday in an explosion of a landmine laid by the Iran-backed Houthi militia south the port city of Hodeidah, local sources said.

According to Al Mashad Al Yemeni, a local media outlet, a landmine laid by the Houthi insurgents went off when a pickup truck (Toyota Hilux) was carrying residents from Kataba area to Al-Khokha town.

The victims were moved to a field hospital in Al-Khokha where they are receiving medical care, noting that 4 of the causalities sustain serious injuries.

Last week, Masam project said it had cleared as many as 272770 Houthi-laid landmines, and explosives since it started its demining mission in Yemen in mid-2018.

However, it is estimated that the Houthi rebels have planted over 1.2 million unmarked mines in large swaths of war-torn Yemen, posing a great risk to thousands of unsuspecting civilians.

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