Yemen: Red Cross reports many victims in Yemen prison attack

Doctors Without Borders also confirms attack

21 January, 16:30

    (ANSAmed) - ROME, 21 GEN - The International Red Cross (IRC) in Yemen confirmed that attacks by the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen hit a prison in Sadaa, in the country's north, and caused "several deaths and injuries".

    "We are verifying the number of victims with our teams on the ground," said Basheer Omar, IRC Yemen spokesperson.

    The Houthi rebels denounced the attack.

    Doctors Without Borders (MSF) also confirmed the attack in a statement.

    "Last night, around 2:30 a.m., a prison in the city of Sa'ada was hit by what appears to have been an airstrike launched by the Saudi Arabian-led coalition, said Ahmed Mahat, head of MSF in Yemen.

    "Al-Gumhourriyeh hospital in the city has so far received about 200 injured and said it was unable to take in new patients," Mahat said.

    "Colleagues in Sa'ada told us there are many bodies still at the scene of the attack and many people are still missing. It is impossible to know the number of people who lost their lives. It seems to have been a terrible act of violence," Mahat said.


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