The fighting in Yemen has killed thousands of civilians, left millions suffering from food and medical shortages, and pushed the country to the brink of famine [File: Hani Mohammed/AP]

Seven people, including four children, were killed in an air raid near a hospital in a rural area of northwest Yemen, aid group Save the Children said.

The organisation, which supports the hospital, said in a statement sent to the Associated Press news agency that two adults were also unaccounted for after the attack on Tuesday.

Save The Children said a missile struck a petrol station near the entrance to Kitaf rural hospital, about 100km from the city of Saada, at 9:30am local time.

“The missile was said to have landed within 50 metres

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