Air strike hits MSF hospital in Yemen

Air strike hits MSF hospital in YemenAn air strike has hit a hospital operated by Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) in northern Yemen on Monday, the aid group says.

According to the charity group, at least 11 people were killed while another 19 wounded in the attack in Abs, in Hajjah province.

Nine people were killed immediately after the blast, including an MSF staff member. Two more patients died while they were being transferred to another hospital, MSF Yemen tweeted.

The air strike is believed to have been carried out by the Saudi-led coalition which is backing Yemen's government in its fight against Houthi rebels.

Local people said the hit follows days of air raids in the area. Also medics could not immediately evacuate the wounded because war planes continued to fly over the area and emergency workers feared more bombings.

"This is the fourth attack against an MSF facility in less than 12 months," the MSF said in a statement.

"Even with the recent United Nations resolution calling for an end to attacks on medical facilities and high-level declarations of commitment to international humanitarian law, nothing seems to be done to make parties involved in the conflict in Yemen to respect medical staff and patients," it added.

The attack in Abs comes less than 48 hours after MSF said a coalition air strike on a Koranic school in Saada's Haydan district had killed 10 children.
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