Yemen: MSF hospital hit by air strike

    Yemen: MSF hospital hit by air strike

    Aug.16, Sanaa: At least 11 people have been killed and 19 wounded in an air strike on a hospital run by an aid group Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in northwestern Yemen. 

    Monday's attack on Abs hospital, located in Hajja province, which is held by Houthi rebels, immediately killed nine people, including an MSF staff member, the Paris-based organisation said in a statement.

    According to MSF, two other patients died while being transferred to another hospital in Yemen, while five of the patients remained hospitalised.

    MSF said the Arab coalition, which has been conducting air strikes in its battle against Yemen's Houthi rebels, was responsible for the hit, and asked "all parties ... to guarantee that such attacks do not happen again".

    At the time of the strike, there were "23 patients in surgery, 25 in the maternity ward, 13 newborns and 12 in pediatrics", MSF said.

    There was no immediate comment from the coalition.

    The Oslo Times International News Network


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