At least 40 Houthi Ansarullah fighters have lost their lives in a car bombing in Yemen’s southern province of Shabwa, a security source says.
“A booby-trapped car exploded at the Bejan police station in the province, killing 40 Houthis,” the source told Turkey’s official Anadolu Agency on Friday, adding that several people were also injured in the attack.
No group or individual has yet claimed responsibility for the bombing, and the Ansarullah movement has not commented on it.
This comes as the impoverished Arab country has been under violent attacks by Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Arabia started its air campaign against Yemen on March 26, without a UN mandate, in a bid to restore power to the country’s fugitive former president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, a staunch ally of Riyadh.