A journalist close to the Houthi group, "Ansar Allah", Hamid Rizk, described the missile strike on a camp for Yemeni government forces as disciplinary.
"A preemptive strike against mercenaries," Rizk said in a post on his social networking site, "Twitter". In reference to his group standing behind the attack.
Scores of Yemeni official army troops have been killed or injured in a ballistic missile fired by the Houthi group at a military camp in the northwestern city of Marib, Yemeni military sources said Saturday.
The missile attack has targeted a recruitment camp in al-Meel area, to the northwest of the city, leaving tens of troops killed or wounded, informed sources told Debriefer.
Media quoted a medical source as saying that the operation resulted in the death of 30 soldiers and the injury of dozens, while other local sources suggested that the number of victims would rise.