Convoy of U.N mission hit by bullet in Hodeidah, Yemen

An armoured car in the convoy of the head of a U.N. mission in Yemen’s Hodeidah port city has been hit by a bullet.

Both the Iranian-aligned Houthi movement which controls Hodeidah, and the Saudi-led coalition that has massed troops on its outskirts, accused one another of opening fire on the convoy of retired Dutch general, Patrick Cammaert.

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U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said Cammaert and his team were leaving a meeting with representatives of the government of Yemen when the incident occurred.

He told newsmen in New York that the U.N. did not know who fired on the vehicle.

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He said Cammaert appealed for calm and a strengthening of the ceasefire in Hodeidah by the warring parties.

The convoy was visiting an area under its control when Houthi fighters opened fire.

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