A woman and her two children were killed, and her husband was seriously injured, when an explosive device disguised as a water pipe that the head of the family carried home exploded in the village of Al-Makimnia in Al- Durayhimi District in the coastal Al-Hodeidah Governorate in western Yemen.
The Yemeni Landmine Observatory has confirmed that a woman and her two children (10 and 12) were killed when a camouflaged explosive device in the form of a water pipe exploded head of the family taken home to benefit.
He explained that the incident took place in the family’s home in Al-Makimniyya village in Al-Durayhimi district of Al-Hodeidah, noting that the head of the family was also seriously injured.
The Observatory for Human Rights has appealed to the residents in all areas that have witnessed clashes during the last period not to touch, tamper with or handle suspicious items in so that their lives are not in danger.
This comes a few hours after the killing of two brothers, Ammar (14 years old) and Abdullah Mohsen Qaraa (15 years old), and the wounding of a third son of the same family (Ghazi Qaraa) following a mine explosion while they were herding sheep in the Al Qaraa area of Nehm district, east of Sana’a.
The Yemeni Landmine Observatory has documented the deaths of 6 people, including two children, and seven injured, including three children, since early January as a result of explosions of landmines and remnants of war shells in the governorates of Hodeidah, Marib and Al-Jawf.
The Houthi militia is the only party in all parts in war in Yemen placing mines and explosive devices of various types and sizes, even internationally prohibited “individuals”, as Yemen witnessed the largest mine-laying operation since the end of World War II, according to rights reports humans.
Human rights reports indicate that the Houthi militia have planted more than two million mines, killing and wounding more than 20,000 civilians.
The United Nations Panel of Eminent International Experts stated in its recent report to the United Nations Security Council that “the systematic and indiscriminate use of landmines by the Houthis, in particularly along the west coast, it poses a continuing threat to the civilian population”.
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