The Yemeni government announced the killing of 3 officers, two of them “security officials”, in the missile attack launched by the Houthis on Saturday, which targeted a party in Hajjah Governorate, northwest of the country.
On Sunday evening, the Yemeni Ministry of Interior mourned, “3 of its officers were killed by Houthi missile strikes on the city of Midi in Hajjah Governorate, coinciding with the city’s celebrations marking the September 26 revolution.”
The ministry explained that the victims are “Colonel Abdullah Muhammad Tarmoum, chief of Hajjah police operations, Colonel Ali Ali Abu Qahm, director of Midi police, and Lieutenant Yahya Issa Abu Qahm.”
There was no comment from the Houthi group on the incident until 06:30 (GMT).
And earlier on Sunday, the local authority in Hajjah Governorate announced, in a statement, that the death toll from the Houthi missile attack that targeted the ceremony in the governorate has risen to 12 civilians killed and 22 wounded, most of them civilians.
On Saturday, hundreds of Yemenis in the governorates of Aden, Hadhramaut, Taiz and Hajjah commemorated the September 26, 1962 revolution that was launched against the rule of the so-called “Mutawakkilite Kingdom”, which was accused of tyranny, impoverishment and ignorance of the people.
Yemen has been witnessing a war for nearly 7 years, which has killed more than 233,000 people, and 80 percent of the population, numbering about 30 million, has become dependent on support and aid, in the worst humanitarian crisis in the world, according to the United Nations.
The conflict has had regional spillovers, since March 2015, as a coalition led by the neighboring Saudi Arabia has been carrying out military operations in support of the government forces, in the face of the Iranian-backed Houthis, who control several governorates, including the capital, Sanaa.