US calls for probe of bombing of hospital in Yemen

US calls for probe of bombing of hospital in Yemen

Yemen hospital
People stand inside a hospital damaged by an air strike that hit a nearby gas station in Kutaf district of the northwestern province of Saada, Yemen. (REUTERS/Naif Rahma)

WASHINGTON: A US State Department spokesman on Thursday (Mar 28) called the bombing earlier this week of a Save the Children hospital in Yemen "awful" and urged the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen to conduct an investigation.

"I saw those reports, they're awful. The United States takes them seriously and we're seeking more information," spokesman Robert Palladino told a media briefing.

"We understand that the Saudi-led coalition has referred the results of this targeting operation to the joint incidents assessment team for their review and their investigation," he said. "The United States urges a transparent investigation," Palladino said.

Source: Reuters

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