Houthi blamed for deadly Marib gas station attack

Yemeni Prime Minister Ma’een Abdulmalik described a Houthi missile attack on a gas station in Yemen’s Marib as an extremist crime intended to foil the ongoing diplomatic efforts to make peace.

The Houthis launched a ballistic missile that struck a gas station in the Rawdha neighborhood in the central city of Marib, on Saturday, killing at least 21 people — including a 5-year-old girl — according to Ali Al-Ghulisi, the provincial governor’s press secretary.

The Iran-backed militia then launched an explosive-laden drone which destroyed two ambulances that had rushed to the area to tend to the injured.

“The Houthi militia’s terrorist attack on the gasoline station once again demonstrated that these criminal gangs are bloody, warmongers desperately seeking to spoil any effort aims to establish peace,” he said.