Helicopter attack targets Somali refugee vessel off Yemen, killing at least 31
01:16, Mar 18, 2017
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Yemen's al-Masirah television reported on Thursday that the boat which came under attack was carrying Somali refugees near Bab al-Mandeb Strait.
At least 31 people died in the incident, news agencies reported, quoting officials in Hudaydah port.
In Geneva, IOM spokesman Joel Millman told reporters that he was unable to confirm news reports indicating that an Apache helicopter gunship was responsible for the attack.
It is not immediately clear who carried out the attack. There was no immediate comment from the coalition.
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Mohammed Abdiker, emergencies director at the International Organization for Migration in Geneva, said the attack was "totally unacceptable" and questioned why there had been no effort to check who was on board the boat before it was sacked upon.
Volunteers help recover bodies from the boat after the attack.
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The conflict began when the Shia Houthis, supported by former president Ali Abdullah Saleh and allies, seized the capital, Sanaa, in September 2014, overthrowing Saudi-backed President Abed-Rabbo Mansour Hadi's government. The UNHCR says that Yemen is hosting more than 255,000 Somali refugees. Mohammed was unharmed in the attack.
Mr De Boeck added that 77 survivors who were pulled out of the water were taken to a detention centre in Hodieda.
African migrants continue to head to Yemen, a transit point to Saudi Arabia where they seek jobs and a better life.
The Saudi war on Yemen has killed thousands of civilians, and unleashed a humanitarian crisis in the improvised Middle Eastern country.
Numerous wounded lost arms and legs in the strike, the Yemeni medical official told AP on condition of anonymity.
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