Saudi Arabia’s warplanes have killed a Yemeni judge and six members of his family in the Yemeni capital Sana’a while bombarding various regions across the impoverished country.
Saudi fighter jets attacked the judge’s house in Hay al-Nahzah district on Sunday, Yemen’s Arabic-language al-Masirah news website reported, adding that several others sustained injuries.
The bomb partially destroyed the home of Yahya Rubaid, a judge appointed to a national security court who had prosecuted cases against militant groups like Al Qaeda but had also prosecuted treason cases against President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi and other ousted foes of Yemen.
All of Rubaid’s family except one of his sons was also martyred in the blast, which destroyed the two-story home, residents said.
The warplanes carried out at least seven airstrikes on the central province of Ma’rib, two strikes on the southwestern province of Ta’izz and five strikes on the northwestern Hajjah province.
Saudi Arabia began its military aggression against Yemen on March 26, 2015. The strikes are supposedly meant to undermine the Ansarullah movement and restore power to the fugitive former president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi.
Some 8,300 people have been killed and over 16,000 others injured since the strikes began. The Saudi war has also taken a heavy toll on Yemen’s infrastructure.
Yemenis have been carrying out retaliatory attacks on the Saudi forces deployed in the country as well as targets inside Saudi Arabia.