15 killed by rebel rock­ets

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AT least 15 peo­ple were killed when three rock­ets slammed into Ye­men’s port city of Aden.

They struck a ho­tel that is home to of­fi­cials from the coun­try’s ex­iled gov­ern­ment and two build­ings used by Saudiled coali­tion troops, author­i­ties said.

No-one has yet claimed re­spon­si­bil­ity for the at­tack on the Al Qasr Ho­tel, though blame fell on the Shi­ite rebels known as Houthis the Saudi-led coali­tion has been tar­get­ing.

The rock­ets were fired from out­side the city lim­its, a gov­ern­ment spokesman said, adding that no min­is­ters were hurt.

Of­fi­cial news agen­cies said the death toll in­cluded three peo­ple from the United Arab Emi­rates and one Saudi Ara­bian, adding that lo­cal Ye­meni fight­ers were also killed.

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