Somali refugees killed in helicopter attack

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At least 31 Somali refugees were reportedly killed near Mandeb Strait off the coast of Yemen when a helicopter attacked the boat in which they were traveling on Thursday.

It was reported that 31 people died in the attack near the Bab al-Mandeb strait, while women and children were among those killed in the attack.

In a statement Shabia Mantoo, UNHCR spokeswoman, Yemen said, “We are distressed by this incident and understand that refugees were traveling in a vessel off the coast of Hodeidah which was reportedly impacted during the course of hostilities”.

Although, till now it is not clear who carried out the attack.

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