An airstrike killed 40 of Somali refugees after Warplanes of the Saudi-led military coalition bombed on two buses carrying Somali refugees in Yemen, in what appeared to be the single deadliest attack on Somali refugees since a Saudi ¬Arabia-led coalition sent warplanes to target Shiite insurgents advancing across the country.
As many as 40 people died and about more others were wounded in the attack occurred between Al-Qaras and Basatir.
Witness says the dead included women and children who were laying out on a blood-streaked floor.
Mahad Mohamed, one of Somali consulate workers in Yemen has confirmed the attack on the buses carrying the refugees.
It was not immediately clear why the bus would have been targeted by an air strike, sources say there had been no fighting nearby.
This comes when Somali government is undertaking initiatives to evacuate Somali refugees in Yemen.
Somali government has declared that they will send two ships to evacuate Somali citizens from trouble-torn middle-eastern country Yemen.
More than 100,000 Somali citizens who most of them are refugees are trapped in Yemen violence.
While other foreign nationals have been evacuated from the impoverished gulf nation, the federal government has not yet moved to evacuate its citizens despite announcing plans to bring back them home.
Since 1st April, 2423 of Somali refugees started to return home by themselves with small boats. They accused the government of ‘’failing’’ to intervene the situation of the trapped citizens.