Airstrikes killed 28 at Yemen wedding party

Saudi-led airstrikes targeting Shia rebels hit a wedding party on Monday in south western Yemen, which killed at least 28 people and dozens are wounded.

Many of the victims were women and children, according to Yemeni security officials.

Witnesses said the aircraft targeted two tents where the wedding party was held for a local man with the Houthis.

Yemeni officials referred the strikes as “a mistake”.

Saudi-led coalition has begun an air campaign since March to defeat the Houthi rebels, however they denied they were responsible for Monday’s strikes.

Spokesman Brig-Gen Ahmed al-Asiri said “there have been no air operations by the coalition in that area for three days. This is totally false news.”

Nearly 4,900 people have been killed in the past six month, including 2,200 civilians, according to the UN.