Amnesty links US to Yemen attack

 A US cruise missile carrying cluster bombs was used in an attack in Yemen that killed 55 people, most of them civilians, Amnesty International has said

Yemen’s defence ministry had claimed responsibility for the attack without mentioning a US role, saying up to 30 militants had been killed at an alleged al-Qaeda training camp. But a local official said 49 civilians, including 23 children and 17 women, were killed ”indiscriminately.”

Amnesty said that a Yemeni parliamentary committee reported in February that in addition to 14 alleged al-Qaeda militants, 41 local residents, including 14 women and 21 children, were killed in the attack.

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