Update at 3pm: The death toll from two airstrikes by a Saudi-led coalition targeting Yemen’s Shiite rebels that mistakenly struck a wedding party has risen to 38, security officials said.
Two airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition targeting Yemen’s Shiite rebels have struck a wedding party, killing 28 people and wounding dozens.
Security officials say the strikes hit the celebration in al-Wahga, a village near the Strait of Bab al-Mandab.
A senior government official said the strikes were “a mistake”.
Yemen’s conflict pits the rebels, known as Houthis, and forces loyal to a former president against the Saudi-backed and internationally recognized government.
The US-backed, Saudi-led coalition has been carrying out airstrikes against the rebels since March. The conflict has killed at least 2,100 civilians, according to UN figures.
Yemen officials say Saudi airstrikes hit a wedding party, killing 28 and wounding dozens: http://t.co/RR7ZI2QHiY— The Associated Press (@AP) September 28, 2015