A family of 10 people was killed in an explosion of a missile launched by Houthi rebels in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa, local media reported on Monday, citing government sources.
The Houthis launched a missile from a city park, which landed nearby, according to the Sky News Arabia news channel.
Since 2015, Yemen has been torn by a conflict between the government, headed by President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi and the Houthi movement, also known as Ansar Allah. Since March 2015, the Saudi-led coalition of mostly Persian Gulf countries has been carrying out airstrikes against the Houthis at Hadi’s request.
The conflict escalated in late November, when clashes in Sanaa between the army units loyal to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh broke out. Later, shortly after reaffirming the end of his alliance with the Houthis, Saleh was killed by the rebels.