Sanaa: Shiite rebels killed 20 people and
wounded 70 others in an attack on a Sunni Islamist school in
northern Yemen, tribal sources said on Sunday.
The attack on the Dar al-Hadith school that trains
preachers in Dammaj, a suburb of the Shiite stronghold city of
Saada, said the tribal source.
Dar al-Hadith, which is attended by students from Yemen
and many other countries, is seen as a Sunni threat by Shiite
Huthis who dominate the northern region.
A teacher at Dar al-Hadith said on condition of
anonymity that Huthis had blocked off the area surrounding the
religious school for two weeks, preventing the delivery of
food to about 10,000 people.
The reports could not be immediately confirmed.
Tribal sources say that the Huthis have strengthened
their hold on Yemen`s northern provinces in recent months due
to an anti-regime uprising that has seen troops defect and
security forces stretched by popular protests.