At least 28 killed in Saudi strikes on Yemeni wedding party

Published September 28th, 2015 - 01:39 GMT

Security officials in Yemen said two Saudi-led coalition airstrikes struck a wedding party Monday, leaving 28 people dead and dozens more wounded, the Associated Press reported.

The officials told AP the strikes hit a celebration in the Yemeni village of al-Wahga, near the Strait of Bab al-Mandab. According to AP, the officials have remained neutral in the conflict.

A senior government official said the strikes were “a mistake,” AP reported.

The US-backed coalition has been conducting airstrikes on Houthi rebel targets in Yemen since March in an attempt to restore power to exiled President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi. According to UN figures, at least 2,100 civilians have been killed in the conflict.


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