75 killed in Saudi strike on Yemen wedding party

At least 75 civilians mostly women and children have been killed after a Saudi airstrike on a wedding party in Yemen’s south-western province of Ta’izz.

Residents described mutilated bodies from the attack. A number of other casualties were rushed to a nearby hospital, they said.

A spokesman for the Saudi-led coalition could not immediately be reached for a comment.

Monday’s air strike came a day after helicopters from the Saudi-led coalition struck houses in a village in northern Yemen on Sunday, killing at least 30 people, most of them civilians.

A Saudi-led coalition has been pounding the Iran-allied Houthi group from the air for six months, trying to eject it from the capital Sanaa it seized a year ago and restore President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi to power.