25 killed, almost 400 wounded in missile depot bombing in Yemen

Smoke rises during an air strike on an army weapons depot on a mountain overlooking Yemen's capital Sanaa April 20, 2015. (Reuters/Khaled Abdullah)
Dozens of people have been killed in the Yemeni capital Sanaa, after an airstrike on an army Scud missile depot. The blast caused a huge explosion, with the majority of the dead believed to be women and children, while 398 people were reportedly injured.

The missile attack destroyed the facility, which is located on the Faj Attan Hill. It overlooks the Hadda government district, where the presidential palace and many embassies can be found.

The Saba state news agency said a total of 25 people were killed, while they added Houthi anti-government forces controlled the facility.

Local resident Adel Mansour told Reuters this was the most powerful explosion since a Saudi-led coalition started conducting airstrikes against the Yemeni capital.

"For the first time since the start of the bombing the windows of my house smashed," Mansour said. "My children are terrified and one of my relatives fainted because of the force of the blast."

In late March, dramatic images flooded social media as another depot storing Yemen's R-17 Elbrus (Scud-B) missiles in the same area on Faj Attan Hill was destroyed in an airstrike.

In early April, there were reports of a massive bombardment of the Atan camp near Sanaa, which is a military facility with a Scud missile depot.