SANAA, Yemen- Yemen's Shiite Houthi rebel group, claimed that, a Saudi-led coalition air strike, on Saturday, hit the national blood bank in the capital, Sanaa, said a statement.
Houthis said, the air strike left heavy damage in the blood transfusion bank, but gave no further details. However, there were no comments by the Saudi-led coalition on the Houthi claim.
Also, the Houthis reported that other coalition air strikes on Sanaa killed a mourner, and injured two others, on Saturday, during a funeral ceremony, attended by thousands of supporters of the Houthi group, to mourn the death of the group's second-in-command, Saleh al-Sammad, killed last week, in a coalition air strike.
Meanwhile, Saudi-owned Al Arabiya satellite TV channel reported that, the coalition air strikes on the rebel-controlled Interior Ministry in Sanaa, late on Friday, killed at least 35 rebels, including senior commanders.
Residents of Sanaa said, about seven air strikes targeted the capital overnight, hours ahead of the funeral ceremony. The Houthis said, the air raids targeted the interior ministry building, north of Sanaa, and Sabeen square, where the mourners were gathering, south of Sanaa.
The Houthis later said, they fired eight ballistic missiles towards military and vital facilities in Saudi border city Jizan, in retaliation for the air strikes that targeted the funeral ceremony and the interior ministry in Sanaa.
Saudi state media reported that, the Saudi air defence forces, had intercepted four missiles over Jizan, and said, a Saudi citizen was killed from debris falling from the missiles.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK