Houthi sea mine explosion kills two Yemeni fishermen in Hodeidah

The Houthis have planted thousands of mines and explosives in the western coast killing hundreds of people. (Supplied)

Two Yemeni fishermen were killed on Sunday evening by a sea mine planted by the pro-Iranian Houthi militias near the coast of Hodeidah port city, west of the country.

Local sources said that the explosion of the sea mine killed two fishermen, three miles from the coast of Haruniya west of the directorate of al-Munira, north of Hodeidah.

Sources in the port of Ibn Abbas named the two fishermen victims as AbdelJaleel Nasser Shibam, 33, and his brother Nasr Nasser Shibam, 17.

Earlier, local news websites reported that the Houthi militias created a series of naval tunnels with the help of Iranian experts near the coast of al-Munira, and that the militias planted sea mines southwest of the coast of the port of Ibn Abbas north of Hodeidah.

The militias fear sea landings in those areas, which will cut their supply lines coming from Hajjah and Saada toward the districts of al-Lahiya and al-Saleef, according to local news websites.

The Houthis planted hundreds of sea mines in Yemen’s territorial waters threatening the international shipping routes in the Red Sea and causing severe damage, killing a number of fishermen and posing a catastrophic danger if washed away by waves toward commercial vessels crossing Bab-el-Mandeb Strait and the Red Sea.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:58 - GMT 06:58
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