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Over 100 killed in airstrike on Yemen prison

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Published: 21:18, 21 January 2022  
Over 100 killed in airstrike on Yemen prison

Over 100 people have been killed or injured after an airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition hit a detention center in northern Yemen on Friday, the Red Cross confirmed.

The incident happened in the northern city of Saada, a stronghold of the Iran-backed Houthi rebels who have been waging a war against the Saudi-backed government for several years, reports dw.com.

"Over 100 detainees killed and injured," the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Yemen said. 

The Houthi-run Al Marisah television channel said that dozens of people had been killed in the attack. A witness told the Spanish news agency EFE that the death toll was at least 25. This number has not been confirmed.