40 children killed in Yemen bus strike: ICRC

The International Committee of the Red Cross today said 40 children were among 51 people killed in a Saudi-led coalition air strike on a bus in rebel-held northern Yemen on last Thursday.

It said 56 children were also among the 79 people wounded in the strike on Saada province, a rebel stronghold that borders Saudi Arabia. Meanwhile, the coalition said it would investigate the strike after U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres condemned the attack and called for an independent probe.

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are leading the alliance of Sunni Muslim countries that intervened in Yemen’s war in 2015 to try to restore the internationally recognised government that was expelled from the capital Sanaa by the Houthis in 2014.

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