Qatar says US-led coalition bombing of Qatari homes in Yemen strikes at home

Doha says US aircraft have struck homes of two prominent Qatari academics and two of their family members in the southern province of Doha.

State-run Qatar News Agency (QNA) said on Saturday that the two academics were killed in the raids.

It also said that one of the family members was wounded in the clashes and that the group is cooperating with the authorities.

The QNA report said that a third member of the group was injured in the attacks.

The US-backed Saudi-led air campaign in Yemen has killed more than 2,400 people and driven millions from their homes.

The air raids hit a compound used by a senior official in Qatar’s ruling emir, Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, a major donor to the country’s government.

The coalition has said it targets military installations, hospitals and government buildings in an effort to halt Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen’s south.