Houthi rebels attack gov't security center in Yemen's Taiz despite truce: official-Xinhua

Houthi rebels attack gov't security center in Yemen's Taiz despite truce: official

Source: Xinhua

Editor: huaxia

2022-05-04 22:41:30

ADEN, Yemen, May 4 (Xinhua) -- The Houthi rebels launched an attack on a security center of the Yemeni government in the southwestern province of Taiz on Wednesday, a military official told Xinhua.

"The Houthis used an explosive-laden drone in their attack against the headquarters of the pro-government security forces and the Civil Defense Authority in eastern Taiz," the official said on condition of anonymity.

The source revealed that more than eight security personnel were wounded in the Houthi drone attack in Taiz.

The Houthi attack caused great panic among civilians, especially the children and women who were in a park near the security center, he said.

The Houthi rebel group based in the capital Sanaa has not commented on the incident yet.

This attack, if confirmed, will be another violation of the UN-brokered cease-fire declared in the war-ravaged Arab country on April 2.

The cease-fire, which is meant to last two months, has so far been largely held despite occasional accusations of breaches traded between the warring sides.

Yemen has been mired in a civil war since late 2014 when the Iran-backed Houthi militia seized control of several northern provinces and forced the Saudi-backed Yemeni government out of Sanaa.

The war has killed tens of thousands of people, displaced 4 million, and pushed the country to the brink of starvation, according to the United Nations.