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UN Chief Condemns Saudi Attack on Yemeni children

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UN Secretary General António Guterres condemned a recent deadly airstrike by Saudi warplanes on a bus carrying Yemeni school children, calling for an independent investigation into the case.

"The secretary general condemns the airstrike today by the coalition forces in Saada, which hit a busy market area in Majz district and impacted a bus carrying children from a summer camp," Farhan Haq, the UN chief's deputy spokesman, said in a statement on Thursday.

He added that Guterres has urged an “independent and prompt” probe into the attack that killed at least 50 civilians, mainly children, and wounded 77 others at a market in Yemen's northwestern province of Saada.

According to the spokesman, Guterres has stressed that “all parties must take constant care to spare civilians and civilian objects in the conduct of military operations.”

The bus targeted by the coalition forces was carrying a group of young school children attending summer classes of the Holy Qur'an, Yemen's al-Masirah television network reported.

Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team

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