JEDDAH: The King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Assistance (KSRelief) said three of its trucks were blown up while preparing to distribute food aid in the Yemeni city of Marib early Thursday morning.
“Specialized teams in the coalition to support legitimacy in Yemen have begun to investigate the incident. Preliminary evidence indicates that it resulted from an explosive device planted at the place where the trucks were parked,” it said.
The trucks were blown up at 1 a.m. as they stopped to unload food aid next to a warehouse.
Food and in-kind assistance was being delivered to Yemenis on the occasion of the holy month of Ramadan as part of the ongoing KSRelief assistance program.
The Center said the incident would not impact ongoing humanitarian and food aid, which the Center provides to the Yemeni people as part of Operation Restoration Hope.