137 Houthi naval mines have been destroyed in the southern Red Sea and Bab Al-Mandab Strait, according to the Saudi-led coalition
Houthi naval mine reportedly kills three Egyptian fishermen in Red Sea
A fishing boat exploded in the Red Sea after hitting a Houthi-planted mine on Wednesday morning, killing three Egyptian fishermen on board and injuring three others, according to Saudi-based Arab News.
Col. Turki Al-Maliki, spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition, said coalition forces were informed about a sinking boat in the Red Sea’s international waters at 2 a.m. on Feb. 5.
Al-Maliki called the Houthis' continued manufacture and deployment of naval mines “a serious threat to maritime navigation and international trade in the southern Red Sea and Bab-Al-Mandab Strait.”
A total of 137 Houthi naval mines have been discovered and destroyed in that stretch of the Red Sea, he said.
Saudi Arabia, for its part, has littered Yemen's northern governorates with unexploded cluster bombs purchased from countries including the U.S. and the U.K.