SANAA, Yemen, At least six people were killed and dozens of others wounded, when Saudi-led coalition war planes separately hit two popular markets in Yemen, residents and medics said.

One of the targets, Khalakah market, is located in Nehm district, about 30 km north-east of the rebel-controlled capital Sanaa, where the air strikes killed at least five people, injuring dozens of other shoppers, and burned three cars, according to a medic in Nehm district.

The medic said, more than 20 were injured. Residents said, the market was very crowded at noon, when the air strikes hit.

The other targeted market is located in Zabid district, south of the Red Sea port city of Hodeidah, where one person was killed and more than 15 others injured, according to a provincial medic there.

Many shops were destroyed in the attacks, the medic added.

Earlier in the day, residents said, another two air strikes overnight, targeted the headquarters of Yemen's state satellite television station in Sanaa, killing four journalists and injuring a bodyguard at the station's gate. Part of the TV building was destroyed.

These are the latest of a series of air strikes by the Saudi-led military coalition, fighting dominant Houthi rebels, in a war of more than two-and-a-half years.

The new wave of war escalation came, six days after Houthis killed former President, Ali Abdullah Saleh, who changed sides and backed the coalition.

The capital's residents began gradually to crowd in the markets and streets, and state employees also went back to work in the ministries.


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