At least seven people have been killed and a further eight injured after a missile struck a rural hospital in northwest Yemen on the conflict’s fourth anniversary, charity Save the Children said on Tuesday.
The NGO, which supports the facility, said the missile struck a petrol station near the entrance of the Kitaf hospital around 9.30 local time, just half an hour after opening time, when it was busy with patients and staff arriving for the day. A health worker, four children, and a security guard are among those killed. Save the Children said the missile landed less than 50 yards from the hospital’s main building.
“We are shocked and appalled by this outrageous attack,” Carolyn Miles, Save the Children’s President and CEO said. “Innocent children and health workers have lost their lives in what appears to [have] been an indiscriminate attack on a hospital in a densely populated civilian area.” RT News.