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Saudi-led coalition says it 'wrongly targeted' Yemen funeral

AFP  |  Riyadh 

The Saudi-led coalition battling Yemeni rebels said today that one of its warplanes had "wrongly targeted" a funeral in the capital Sanaa that killed more than 140 people, and announced disciplinary proceedings.

"Because of non-compliance with coalition rules of engagement and procedures, and the issuing of incorrect information, a coalition aircraft wrongly targeted the location, resulting in civilian deaths and injuries," an inquiry team found.

"Appropriate action... Must be taken against those who caused the incident, and... Compensation must be offered to the families of the victims."

The October 8 strike prompted an international outcry and strong criticism even from Saudi Arabia's closest Western allies.

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First Published: Sat, October 15 2016. 18:02 IST