Update September 30, 2015

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Yemen wedding attack death toll rises to 130

Sumel Sarker


Yemen wedding attack death toll rises to 130

30 September 2015, Nirapad News: The death toll from a suspected air strike on a wedding party in Yemen on Monday has risen to at least 130.

The United Nations and local medics say, reports the BBC.

Missiles reportedly hit two tents in a village near the Red Sea port of Mocha, where a man linked to the Houthi rebel movement was celebrating his marriage.

But the Saudi-led coalition that has been bombing the rebels for six months denied responsibility for the attack.

The UN condemned ‘the disregard shown by all sides for human life’ in Yemen.

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed that there was no military solution to the conflict and its continuation would only bring more human suffering and destruction.

Some 5,000 people, including 2,355 civilians, have been killed in air strikes and fighting on the ground since 26 March, when Houthi fighters and allied army units forced Yemen’s internationally recognized president to flee the country.

Last week, Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi returned to the southern port city of Aden, where his government has set up a temporary base as southern militiamen and coalition forces press northwards towards the rebel-held capital, Sanaa.

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