HODEIDAH, Yemen – At least eight people are killed in shelling of an industrial compound in Yemen’s strategic port of Hodeidah, according to the government, blaming Houthi rebels for the attack.
Yemeni Information Minister Moammar al-Eryani condemned the “ugly terrorist attack” on the Thabit Brothers industrial compound that took place on Thursday, according to Yemen’s official Saba news agency.
He said eight workers were killed and 13 injured. Medical sources told AFP news agency there were at least 10 deaths.
Fighting has increased in and around the lifeline port of the western city, where a fragile United Nations-brokered truce has largely averted major battles between the governments, backed by a Saudi Arabia-led military coalition, and the Iran-backed Houthi fighters, as Aljazeera wrote.