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Civilians injured in Saudi-led strikes on Yemen capital

ANI  |  Sanaa [Yemen] 

At least three civilians were reportedly injured in Saudi-led air strikes, which hit Yemen's rebel-held capital Sanaa late Friday.

According to media reports, the airstrikes hit a residential area near the building, which had been targeted just before.

A number of houses were also reportedly damaged in the strike.

This comes as recently intercepted a ballistic missile fired from Yemen near the capital, Riyadh.

Yemen's Houthi rebels have claimed responsibility for firing the ballistic missile.

Yemen has been immersed in a violent conflict between President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi's and the Houthi Shia movement.

Since March 2015, the Saudi-led coalition of mostly Persian countries has been carrying out airstrikes against the Houthis at Hadi's request.

According to the UN, from March 2015 to March 2017, 16,200 people have been killed in Yemen, including 10,000 civilians.

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First Published: Sat, November 11 2017. 07:30 IST