Saudi airstrike kills at least 13 at Yemeni wedding

Published October 8th, 2015 - 08:44 GMT

At least 13 people were killed Thursday after a Saudi coalition airstrike targeted a wedding in the Houthi-controlled town of Sanban, some 60 miles south of Sanaa, AFP reports.

Dozens of people were celebrating when the location was hit, according to rebels and local witnesses.

“Coalition warplanes launched the attack. The house was completely destroyed,” a local resident said.

Saudi authorities have widely been criticized by human rights groups for the high civilian death toll since the coalition launched a military campaign against Houthi rebels in March 2015.

The attack was the second raid to hit a Yemeni wedding in the last ten days.

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