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At least 16 shoppers and sellers were killed, when a Saudi-led coalition air strikes hit Khokha market, in Yemen's Red Sea port city of Hodeidah, on Friday evening, a medic and security official said.

"Altogether 16 persons were confirmed killed and 10 others wounded," the medic in Hodeidah hospital, said. "They were all civilians."

The security official said, the victims were shoppers and sellers, as many shops were completely burned down to the ground.

This is the latest in a series of air strikes hitting Yemeni civilians since the war began in 2015.

Last month, the Saudi-led coalition, fighting Yemeni dominant Houthi rebels, killed at least 11 women in an air strike on a funeral house north of the capital Sanaa.

Also last month, the Saudi-led air strikes killed a family of six in the Red Sea coast city of Mokha, in neighbouring province of Taiz.

Since Mar, 2015, the coalition has been fighting the dominant Houthi rebels, who have seized control of most of northern Yemen, including Sanaa, to restore power to the expelled, internationally recognised President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.

The war has killed more than 10,000 people, half of them civilians, and displaced over two million others, according to humanitarian agencies.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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