Airstrike on children’s bus in Yemen kills 20

At least 20 people have been killed in an airstrike which hit a bus carrying children in northern Yemen.

The International Committee of the Red Cross tweeted that an ICRC-supported hospital received dozens of dead and wounded after the strike on a market in Dahyan, Saada.

The attack has been blamed on the Saudi-led coalition waging war against Yemen’s Shia rebels

In the Yemeni capital, rebel-run Al Masirah TV gave a different number, saying the attack killed 39 people and wounded 51, mainly children.

The ICRC said in its tweet: “Under international humanitarian law, civilians must be protected during conflict.”

The Saudi-led coalition intervened in 2015 to try to restore the internationally recognised government to power after it was driven out of the capital by rebels.

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