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31 #Somalis Killed on Raid Off #Yemen Coast
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Thirty-one Somali refugees were killed off the coast of Yemen late Thursday when a helicopter attacked the boat they were travelling in, a local coast guard in the Hodeida area said.

Coast guard Mohamed al-Alay told Reuters the refugees, carrying official UNHCR documents, were on their way from Yemen to Sudan when they were attacked by an Apache helicopter near the Bab al-Mandeb strait.

A sailor who had been operating the boat, Ibrahim Ali Zeyad, said 80 refugees had been rescued after the incident.
It was not immediately clear who carried out the attack.

Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team

17-03-2017 | 13:20

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