A prisoner for women in the southwestern province of Taiz was attacked by Houthi rebels on April 5 that killed about six prisoners. The news was confirmed by officials of the Yemeni government.
The attack on the central prison, also wounded at least two dozen prisoners, including four children, staying with their imprisoned mothers.
Since the start of January, more than 40,000 people has been displaced because of the augmenting violence in Yemen that is slated to be the poorest country of the Arab world. It adds to the number of the roughly 3.6 million displaced people since the eruption of the Yemen Civil War in late 2014.
The United Nations describes the Yemen Civil War as the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, leaving millions suffering from food and medical shortages.