ADEN, Yemen

At least three civilians were killed when shelling by Houthi rebels hit settlements in central Yemen, local sources said Friday. 

The fatalities include a woman and two children, while many others were injured during the shelling in the province of al-Bayda.

The shelling came a week after the Saudi-led coalition announced a two-week ceasefire in Yemen with the possibility of extension in a move to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.

The conflicting parties in Yemen, however, accused each other of violating the ceasefire.

The virus has killed more than 150,000 worldwide.

Yemen has so far registered

Read more: Houthi shelling kills 3 civilians in central Yemen