Six civilians, including three children, were killed and injured Sunday when mines planted by the Iranian-backed Houthi militia exploded in Hodeidah governorate in western Yemen.
The Yemeni Landmine Monitor said two children were killed and a third injured by the explosion of a Houthi mine in the district of Hays, south of Hodeidah.
He explained that the two children, Adel Ali Jamai ‘, 10, and Youssef Hussein Jamai’, 14, were killed and child Musa Hussein, 12, was injured when a Houthi mine exploded while they were grazing cattle (sheep). in the village of “Al-Hanjala” in the district of Hays, south of the coast of Hodeidah.
The Observatory also confirmed that two employees of the Hodeidah oil company were killed and a third injured by the explosion of a Houthi mine, explaining that the mine exploded among workers in thearea “Kilo 10”, southeast of the coastal city of Hodeidah.
The only Houthi militia between the parties in conflict in Yemen is using mines in its war against the Yemenis and has planted around two million mines in different areas of the country since 2015, according to estimates by mine conflict experts.
Since the start of the war, the Houthi militia has placed a large number of mines in several governorates and tried to hide them in different shapes, colors and methods, which led to the killing and wounding of hundreds of citizens, including the elderly, children and women.
These mines, which were planted indiscriminately and without maps, caused the death of thousands of civilians and the serious injuries of tens of thousands of them, and some of them were transformed. in people with disabilities.
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