One civilian killed by cluster bomb in Hodeidah

One civilian killed by cluster bomb in Hodeidah

A civilian was killed and three others were wounded on Saturday as a result of the explosion of a bomb left by the Saudi-led coalition in Al-Maslab area, located I the Al-Tuhita district of Hodeidah province, western Yemen.

This comes less than 24 hours after the 13-year-old Nasser Shawish Nasir Makhda’ was injured by the explosion of a cluster bomb dropped by the coalition air raids in Saada province, northern Yemen.

According to an official source in the National Mine Action Program, the child was hit by shrapnel from the cluster bomb blast while grazing sheep in Haydan district, which led to the amputation of one of his fingers.

The source added that the child was wounded by several shrapnel throughout his body.

During the past two days, three shepherds were injured in the same district by shrapnel of the coalition cluster bombs.

The nightmare of unexploded cluster bombs, banned by international law, still looms over the people of Yemen, threatening the lives of countless civilians.