December 09, 2017
A Saudi-led coalition air strike hit Yemen's rebel-controlled state television station in Sanaa overnight, killing four guards, rebel media and the head guard said on Saturday.
"Air bombardment by the Saudi-American enemy targeted the building of the Yemen TV satellite channel, killing four citizens," the rebel Al-Masirah news outlet said, taking a jab at US support for the Saudi-led coalition.
The head guard - himself wounded in the attack - told reporters at the scene the strike had hit his staff's sleeping quarters, killing four of his colleagues.
"This is not a military post and there are no weapons here. This is just the house where we security guards live," he said outside the heavily damaged Yemen TV building.
There was no immediate comment from the coalition.
Tensions have soared in the capital following the killing on Monday of ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh by the Huthi rebels after their alliance collapsed.
More than 8,750 people have been killed since Saudi Arabia and its allies joined the government's fight against the Huthis in 2015, triggering what the UN has called the world's worst humanitarian crisis. - AFP
The Express Tribune, January 13, 2017