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Two of the civilians died in a landmine explosion as their motorcycle passed through a farm east of the Red Sea coastal city of Midi on Sunday

Houthi-planted landmines kill three, injure two in Hajjah

Two Houthi-planted landmines exploded in a farm in the Midi district in Yemen’s northwestern Hajjah, killing three civilians, including two teens on Sunday.

Two of the civilians died in a landmine explosion as their motorcycle was passing through a farm east of the Red Sea coastal city of Midi. Two hours earlier, another explosion killed a civilian and injured two others in the nearby Al-Ja'da area, according to an official in the health ministry office in Midi district. 

The injured were taken to a hospital in Saudi Arabia close to the Yemeni-Saudi border after one of the victims lost his legs, the official said. 

The names of the three casualties were Mohammed Jarbahi, 35, Hassan Yusuf Jarbahi, 15 and Ismail Hussein Musawa,14, the official said. Meanwhile, Saleh Al-Aby, 20, sustained severe injuries, and 60-year-old Hassan Odhabi’s legs were amputated. 

Residents in northern Hajjah have been increasingly threatened with landmines since April 2018, when Houthis planted the explosives before retreating in the face of Yemeni forces with the support of the Saudi-led coalition. 


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