ADEN, Yemen, A total of 12 people were wounded, including three women and two children, when mortar rounds, launched by the Houthi rebels, targeted a residential area in Yemen's southwestern province of Taiz, a local security source said, on condition of anonymity.

He said, the mortar shells targeted a government-controlled residential area near the city's Public Square, causing casualties amongst the passers-by and property damage.

One of the Houthi-fired mortar shells landed on a parked car, causing an explosion in the area, the source said.

A local medic confirmed that, the wounded civilians were all transferred to a hospital in Taiz.

He said that some of the injured, who needed intensive care, due to their serious injuries, were moved later, to other hospitals in Taiz.

The number of civilian deaths and injuries, especially children, continues to increase daily, in the province of Taiz, as a result of mortar shells fired indiscriminately by both of the warring factions.

Yemen has been mired in a civil war since late 2014, when the Houthi rebels overtook the capital Sanaa and ousted the government of President Abd Rabbu Mansour Hadi.

The conflict has caused what the UN calls the world's worst humanitarian crisis, killing more than 10,000 people and causing 14 million Yemenis at the brink of starvation.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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