MEA Yet to Verify Reports About Killing of 20 Indians in Yemen

Some media reports, quoting residents and fishermen, earlier claimed that at least 20 Indian nationals were killed in air strikes by Saudi-led coalition forces.

Published: 09th September 2015 12:17 AM  |   Last Updated: 09th September 2015 12:47 AM   |  A+A-

Saudi-Airstrike-AP

The fighters had just wrestled the encampment from the Houthis in the southern Taiz province when airstrikes hit them, pro-government security officials said. |(File/AP)

By PTI

NEW DELHI: Ministry of External Affairs tonight said it has no information about the reports that 20 Indians have been killed in Saudi-led strikes in Yemen.

"We are ascertaining the facts about the reports," MEA spokesman Vikas Swarup said when asked about reports that 20 Indians had been killed in Saudi-led strikes in Yemen.

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Some media reports, quoting residents and fishermen, earlier claimed that at least 20 Indian nationals were killed in air strikes by Saudi-led coalition forces on fuel smugglers at Yemen's Hodeidah port today.

They claimed two boats were hit in the attack on an area called al-Khokha near Hodeidah port.

India does not have Embassy in Yemen, which was shut down in April after evacuation of its nationals.

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