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45 dead, 286 injured in Yemen police headquarters airstrikes

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Sanaa, May 28: At least 45 people were killed and 286 injured when Saudi led airstrike hit a police headquarter in Sanaa, the capital city of Yemen, media reported on Thursday.

According to media reports, at least three buildings in the complex demolished and armoured vehicles were damaged due to the airstrike.

45 dead in Yemen airstrikes

These airstrikes were carried out under a military campaign launched by Saudi Arabia on March 26 to try and restore internationally recognized President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi who is now living in exile in Saudi Arabia.

World Health Organization chief Margaret Chan has said that Yemen crisis has left up to 2,000 people dead and wounded 8,000. Many of the victims were of women and children.

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Recent UN estimates have said that at least 1,037 civilians, including 130 women and 234 children, have been killed in the fighting.

Saudi led airstrikes have devastated rebel positions, ammunition depots and bases, but largely has failed to stop the Houthis.

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