Air strike near Yemen capital causes casualties: residents

Reuters News
Posted: Aug 30, 2017 1:56 AM

DUBAI (Reuters) - Warplanes attacked a checkpoint of the armed Houthi movement near the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Wednesday, killing and wounding a number of people, residents said.

The attack in the Masajed district about 10 km (six miles) west of Sanaa appeared to ignite a passing oil tanker truck and the resulting explosion caused a number of the casualties, they said. The planes appeared to be from an Arab coalition fighting the Houthis for control of the country, they added.

(Reporting by Reuters, Writing by Reem Shamseddine, Editing by William Maclean)