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29 Children Killed, 30 Wounded In A Coalition Air Strike In Yemen

At least 29 children have been killed and 30 wounded in an air strike in Yemen.

Injured children were shifted to a hospital in Yemen's Saada province.

The children were travelling on a bus that was hit at a market in Dahyan, in the northern province of Saada.

Coalition spokesman Turki al-Maliki said that claims by aid organizations that children were inside the bus were "misleading", adding that the bus carried "Huthi combatants".

The new UN special envoy to Yemen, former British diplomat Martin Griffiths, is planning to invite the warring parties to Geneva in September to discuss a framework for negotiations.

The United Nations chief urged an "independent and prompt" probe into a strike at a market in rebel-held northern Yemen that killed at least 29 children.

UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres called "on all parties to respect their obligations under international humanitarian law, in particular the fundamental rules of distinction, proportionality and precautions in attack.