DUBAI: (HRNW) A missile fired by Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi group struck a military parade in Yemen’s southern separatist-held town of Al-Dhalea, killing at least five people and injuring others, Yemen’s Security Belt forces said on Sunday.
No claim of responsibility was made and Houthi media did not immediately comment on the blast or accusation. Al-Arabiya earlier reported there were nine casualties from the blast.
The Security Belt forces are part of a southern separatist front in south Yemen. At the same time, they are backed by the United Arab Emirates in a fight against Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi group.
Witnesses told Reuters that a blast occurred near a guest platform during the parade and that many were injured or killed. They reported seeing bodies at the scene.
At least five people died and eight were injured, according to local health authority figures quoted by the Security Belt group and in a statement from the local media office of the forces which control Al-Dhalea.