Two children and a third civilian have been injured by an IED explosion south of Hodeidah

One child among casualties of IED explosion south of Hodeida

A child was killed, while his brother and a third civilian were injured by an IED explosion in the Al-Khokha district in southern Hodeidah governorate. 

The IED, thought to have been planted by the Houthis exploded on Sunday morning under a car carrying civilians on the "Al-Hayma" road in Al-Khokha district. The explosion resulted in the death of Anas Abdul Karim, 7 years old. It also resulted in the injury of his younger brother, Abdul Mawla Abdul Karim, 4 years old, and Abdul Rahman Faisal, both of whom were taken to Al-Khokha Hospital.

IED's and mines planted by Houthi forces in residential areas and on roads south of Hodeidah during their control have to date killed dozens of civilians and injured hundreds more. In the past week alone, IEDs in the same region have claimed the lives of three soldiers, two children and a farmer, as well as injuring 9 others and damaging transport vehicles.


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