4 civilians killed in fresh Saudi-led airstrikes on Yemen’s capital

SANAA, May 26 (Xinhua) — At least four civilians were killed when Saudi-led coalition airstrikes hit the headquarters of the state-run Oil Company and neighboring houses in Yemeni capital Sanaa on Saturday evening, officials, residents and rescuers said.

Eleven others were wounded, including four children, said security officials and rescuers at the scene.

Police cordoned off the area to facilitate the rescue work to search for possible survivors.

Ali al-Matary, a resident, said two successive airstrikes struck the company at around 7 p.m. local time (1600 GMT), destroying the building and badly damaging the adjacent densely populated residents’ houses in the 60th Street neighbourhood.

“There were no employees at the company at that time, only two guards who were critically injured, while the four killed were members of a family, and their house nearby was devastatingly hit by flying shrapnel of the airstrikes’ missiles,” al-Matary told Xinhua.

This is the third airstrike targeting civilians in Yemen’s northern provinces since Saturday morning.

Earlier the day, coalition airstrikes killed at least five civilians in multiple attacks on the northern provinces of Amran and Saada, according to local officials and residents.

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