2 killed, 15 wounded in Saudi-led strike on Yemen workshop

  • AFP, Sanaa
  • Updated: Feb 14, 2016 17:58 IST
People look at the rubble of an electronics warehouse store after a Saudi-led air strike destroyed it in Yemen's capital Sanaa (REUTERS)

A Saudi-led coalition air strike on a sewing workshop killed at least two people and wounded 15 on Sunday in the rebel-held Yemeni capital.

“Two employees, including a 14-year-old boy, were killed and 15 others wounded in the overnight air raid,” Faisal al-Musaabi said.

A search was underway for another employee still buried under the rubble of the building in the east of Sanaa, the factory owner told AFP.

The coalition has been carrying out air strikes against Iran-backed rebels across Yemen since March.

The rebels, who have controlled Sanaa since September 2014, reported a higher death toll of 11 employees killed and four others wounded in the strike on the workshop, according to their sabanews.net website.

The United Nations says more than 6,100 people have been killed in Yemen’s conflict since the coalition began its raids, about half of them civilians.

The coalition last month announced that an independent inquiry would examine charges of possible abuses against civilians in the conflict.

A panel of UN experts says the coalition has carried out 119 sorties that violated humanitarian law, and called for an international probe.

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