ADEN, Yemen, At least six Yemenis were killed and several others injured when an explosion rocked a weapons store, in the Houthi-controlled Red Sea port city of Hodeidah.

The pro-government military source, said that, a huge explosion rocked an abandoned plastic factory, used by the Houthis to store weapons in Zafran area in downtown Hodeidah.

Several houses located nearby were badly damaged by the explosion that occurred in a densely populated area.

He added, An unknown number of casualties were caused among the Houthi fighters, who were present around the blast site.

The Houthi-affiliated Masirah television network reported that, pro-government forces launched an artillery shelling against the Zafran neighbourhood.

It said that around ten people were injured, but mentioned no details about the weapons store explosion.

A government source accused the Houthis of storing weapons in densely populated areas of Hodeidah, in addition to establishing factories for manufacturing explosives there.

Hodeidah is the main Yemeni port city on the Red Sea and key entry of most of Yemen's commercial imports and humanitarian aid.

Source: NAM News Network

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