3 civilians, including 2 children, killed in mine explosion in west Yemen

2021-10-27 | Since 1 Month

HUDAYDAH (Debriefer)--Three civilians, including two children, were killed after their motorbike hit a Houthi-laid mine in Yemen's western province of Hudaydah on Tuesday, local sources said, adding that the children were aged 12 and 17.

The Iran-allied Houthi group seized power in late 2014, sparking a civil war and a Saudi-led military campaign that have caused the world's largest humanitarian crisis.

It has planted more than one million antipersonnel and anti-tank mines, making Yemen the most mined nation since the second world war, according to nternational media outlets and research centers.

Thousands of civilians have been killed and maimed in mine explosions.

Recently, the Saudi Project for Landmine Clearance (MASAM) said it has removed 277,000 mines since it started its mission in the country three years ago.

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