Houthi drone injures 3 in Yemen market attack

The Yemeni army intercepted two drones launched by the Iran-backed Houthi militia in Marib. (Twitter/@Yem_army_media)
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The Yemeni army intercepted two drones launched by the Iran-backed Houthi militia in Marib. (Twitter/@Yem_army_media)
The Yemeni army intercepted two drones launched by the Iran-backed Houthi militia in Marib. (Twitter/@Yem_army_media)
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The Yemeni army intercepted two drones launched by the Iran-backed Houthi militia in Marib. (Twitter/@Yem_army_media)
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Updated 24 May 2021

Houthi drone injures 3 in Yemen market attack

The Yemeni army intercepted two drones launched by the Iran-backed Houthi militia in Marib. (Twitter/@Yem_army_media)
  • One of the victims suffered serious injuries in the center of Marjiz market in Raghwan district
  • The Yemeni army said it shot down two drones launched by the Iran-backed militia

LONDON: An explosive drone launched by Yemen’s Houthis injured three civilians in a market in Marib province on Monday.
One of the victims suffered serious injuries in the center of Marjiz market in the village of Asdas in Raghwan district, Saba news agency reported.
The Yemeni army said it shot down two drones launched by the Iran-backed militia.
The first drone was headed toward the Kassara front and the second targeted the popular market.
Marib hosts around 1 million displaced Yemenis from across the country, which has been a safe haven since the start of the conflict in 2014.
The Houthis have been mounting a major offensive on the city of Marib since February in a bid to seize control of the government’s last bastion in the northern half of the country. The area contains oil reserves, gas fields and large electricity stations.
The US on Thursday imposed sanctions on two Houthi military officials over the militia’s Marib offensive.
An Arab coalition intervened in Yemen in March 2015 after the Houthis ousted the internationally recognized government from the capital, Sanaa.
Saudi Arabia in March proposed a nationwide truce and re-opening of air and sea links to Houthi-held areas to help end the conflict.
(With Reuters)