10 women killed in Saudi-led airstrike on Yemen

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Ten women were killed on Sunday in an airstrike by the Saudi Arabia-led coalition in central Yemen's province of Marib, a provincial security official and medics said.

The women were killed as the bus carrying them while returning home from a wedding party was hit by the attack.

The driver, who is a man, was critically injured, the official and medics in a Marib hospital said.

The airstrike hit the bus in the Hisan area of Harib al-Karamish district, which is under control of the Shiite Houthi rebels, about 170 km northeast of the capital Sanaa.

This is the latest in a series of airstrikes launched by the Saudi-led military coalition against Houthi targets in Yemen since the war began nearly three years ago.

On Wednesday, the coalition launched seven airstrikes on a prison inside a police camp in Houthis-held capital Sanaa, killing 31 prisoners and wounding 59 others, according to Houthis-controlled state Saba news agency.

The Saudi-led coalition has intervened in the Yemeni conflict since March 2015 to roll back the Iranian-aligned Houthi rebels and support the internationally recognized President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, who was forced into exile by the Houthis.

The war has killed over 10,000 Yemenis, mostly children, and displaced 3 million others, creating one of the world's worst humanitarian crises.

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