At least 42 Somali refugees have been shot dead by a helicopter gunship while on board a boat off the coast of Yemen.
The refugees, who included children, were hit in waters 30 miles off the southern coastline of Shia rebel-held Hodeida province, according to a Yemeni trafficker who survived the attack.
Al-Hassan Ghaleb Mohammed told the Associated Press news agency the refugees were trying to reach Sudan after leaving Ras Arra.
He said the refugees held up flashlights in an attempt to show they were migrants. The helicopter then stopped firing, he…
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