SANAA, YEMEN (AP) — A ballistic missile fired by Yemen’s Houthi rebels on Saturday killed at least 17 people in a government-held city, including a five-year-old girl, officials said, as a United States (US) envoy to the country accused the rebels of failing to try to reach peace in the war-wrecked nation.
The missile hit a gas station in the Rawdha neighbourhood in the central city of Marib, according to Ali al-Ghulisi, the provincial governor’s press secretary.
Information Minister Moammar al-Iryani said the attack killed at least 17 people and wounded at least five others. All casualties were civilians, he added.
He called on the United Nations (UN) and the US to condemn the attack, saying it amounted to a war crime.
There was no immediate comment from the Houthis.