Dozens killed, more than 100 injured by Yemen air strike

  • 09/10/2016
Mourners stand by the coffins of people killed after a Saudi-led air strike (Reuters)
Mourners stand by the coffins of people killed after a Saudi-led air strike (Reuters)

An air strike by the Saudi-led coalition on mourners in Sanaa has killed at least 82 people, the acting health minister in the Houthi-led administration in the Yemeni capital says.

Ghazi Ismail told a news conference in Sanaa the number of people wounded in Saturday's attack was 534.

Yemeni security and medical officials said the dead and wounded included military and security officials from the ranks of the Shi'ite Houthi rebels.

The rebels are engaged in fighting with the internationally-recognised government of President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, as well as their allies, loyalists of former President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorised to speak to the media.

The Saudi-led coalition backs Hadi's government in Yemen's ongoing civil war.

AAP