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Yemen aid ship attacked

05 June 2018

A ship transporting aid from Djibouti to the rebel-held Yemeni port of Al-Hudaydah on behalf of the World Food Programme (WFP) was attacked on 3 June, it has been confirmed.

A WFP spokeswoman told Reuters that armed individuals in a skiff fired on the vessel and attempted to take it over when it was around 60 km off Al-Hudaydah. She did not identify the attackers.

The attack was originally reported by the Red Sea Ports Corporation, which accused the Saudi-led coalition that is fighting the rebels of attacking the supply vessel Vos Theia after it left Al-Hudaydah having unloaded supplies on behalf of the WFP.

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