Attack on mourners in Yemen kills more than 140, say local health officials

October 9, 2016 2:26 AM

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SANAA Saudi-led warplanes struck a funeral at a community hall in the Yemeni capital Sanaa, the country's Houthi-run administration said on Saturday, but the coalition denied any role in the attack. More than 140 mourners were killed, according to local health officials cited by the United Nations, in an attack that prompted a strong rebuke from Washington, a key Saudi ally.

Jamie McGoldrick, a U.N. official in charge of humanitarian efforts in the country, said more than 525 were injured.

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