Attack on Islamic school kills 8 in Yemen

Houthis in northen Yemen have attack a religious school, killing 8 and injuring 18.

Attack on Islamic school kills 8 in Yemen

World Bulletin / News Desk

An armed attack on a center of Islamic studies in the north of Yemen killed eight and injured 18 on Sunday, acording to sources.

The Damaj town in the northern province of Saada has been mired in sectarian clashes between Sunni Salafis and Shiite Houthis.

Surur al-Wadi, the spokesman for the "Dar al-Hadith" Religious School in Damaj, said on Sunday that the conflict has exacerbated over the last three weeks.

Houthis allege that the school, which has thousands of students and attracts many from abroad, acts as a hornet's nest for jihadists, who use unlawful means to come to Yemen.

The school rejects the claims, saying all their foreign registrants are documented and staying legally in the country.

In 2011, Houthis laid siege to the town of Damaj, claiming that weapons were smuggled into Dar al-Hadith. The ensuing violence killed several hundred people.

 

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