5 Women Killed As Blast Hits Yemen Wedding Hall

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Five women were killed war-torn Yemen when a projectile exploded at a held on New Year’ Day the Red Sea port city of Hodeida, officials said Saturday.

The and Huthi rebel forces blamed each other for the night bombing of the hall near Hodeida’ airport, a frontline between the warring sides on the edge of the Huthi-held town.

It came just days after at least 26 people were killed blasts that rocked the airport of the southern city of Aden as ministers got off a plane.

Sadek Douid, the representative in a UN-sponsored joint commission overseeing a truce, condemned the Hodeida , which also left seven wounded, as “an odious crime committed by the Huthis against civilians”.

Hodeida’ Huthi-appointed , Mohammed Ayache, said on Al-Masirah television, which is run by the Shiite Muslim rebels, that “the forces of aggression never hesitate to blame others for crimes”.

Saudi-backed government forces launched an offensive in June 2018 to retake Hodeida, the main entry point for humanitarian aid to poverty-stricken Yemen.

But a ceasefire has been partially observed since December of the same year.

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