Yemeni airstrike on school kills 29 – ministry

Image copyright AFP Image caption At least nine people were wounded in the missile attack

An attack on a mosque and Islamic school by suspected militants in the Yemeni capital Sanaa has killed 29 civilians and injured 23 others, Yemen’s health ministry says.

The facility in the capital’s Badr district was struck by two missiles fired from rebel-held eastern Saada province, it said.

The interior ministry said the attack targeted the private house of a former senator from Houthi-controlled Saada province.

It is not clear who is behind the attack.

Medical officials told the BBC that many of the wounded are in a critical condition.

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The ministry said the mosque is used by al-Hirak al-Nabaa, an affiliate of al-Qaeda, whose attacks in the past have frequently targeted foreign interests.

It also claimed that the strikes by the Saudi-led coalition, which has been fighting to oust the Houthis from power, had no link to the attack.

The Saudi-led coalition has attempted to mediate an end to the war in Yemen, but an aid organisation last month said it had not received any response from the Houthis on a ceasefire agreement it had signed in July.

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