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11 Dead After Airstrikes Hit Doctors Without Borders Hospital in Yemen

Facilities in Yemen run by the international aid organization have been hit before amid ongoing fighting in the country

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    The damaged interior of the hospital in which the Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) medical charity operated is seen on October 13, 2015 following an air strike in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz.

    At least 11 people were killed and 19 injured Monday after airstrikes hit a hospital in northern Yemen that Doctors Without Borders was helping operate, the group said.

    The international aid organization — also known as Médecins Sans Frontières, or MSF — said Abs Hospital in the northern Hajjeh province was hit by the strikes at 3:45 p.m. local time.

    The explosion immediately killed nine people, including a Yemeni staff member, the group said in a statement. Two more people died while being transported to another local hospital, NBC News reported.

    The conflict in Yemen pits the internationally-recognized government backed by a Saudi-led coalition against Shiite rebels known as Houthis, who captured the capital nearly two years ago.

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    Despite a recent United Nations resolution calling for an end to such attacks, the statement added, Monday's airstrikes marked the fourth time an MSF facility had been targeted in less than a year.