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U.S. calls for probe of bombing of hospital in Yemen

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U.S. calls for probe of bombing of hospital in Yemen
People stand at the entrance of a hospital damaged by an air strike that hit a nearby gas station in Kutaf district of the northwestern province of Saada, Yemen March 28, 2019. REUTERS/Naif Rahma   -   Copyright  NAIF RAHMA(Reuters)
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. State Department spokesman on Thursday called the bombing earlier this week of a Save the Children hospital in Yemen “awful” and urged the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen to conduct an investigation.

“I saw those reports, they’re awful. The United States takes them seriously and we’re seeking more information,” spokesman Robert Palladino told a media briefing.

“We understand that the Saudi-led coalition has referred the results of this targeting operation to the joint incidents assessment team for their review and their investigation,” he said. “The United States urges a transparent investigation,” Palladino said.

(Reporting by Lesley Wroughton; Writing by Eric Beech; Editing by Mohammad Zargham)

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