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Saudi Airstrike at Yemeni School Martyrs Five
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An airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition on a primary school in northern Yemen Tuesday martyred five people including two children, medical and military sources said.
The headmaster and two other staff members were among those martyred in the air raid in the district of Nihm, northeast of the capital Sanaa, which also left 13 wounded, the sources said.
A medical source at Kuwait Hospital in Sanaa confirmed the casualty toll.
A government military official claimed the school was hit by two missiles by mistake, allegedly accusing the Ansarullah revolutionaries of keeping armored vehicles nearby.
Rights groups have repeatedly criticized the coalition over the civilian casualties inflicted by its air strikes on Yemen.
In August, an air strike on a Koranic school in the northern Saada province martyred 10 children and wounded 28 others, prompting a UN call for a swift investigation.
The Saudi-led coalition launched a military campaign against the Ansarullah revolutionaries in March 2015 in support of President Abed Rabbuh Mansour Hadi.
More than 7,000 people have been martyred in the conflict.
Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team
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