A missile strike that targeted a military parade in southern Yemen has killed at least five people.

The attack came at the end of a graduation ceremony for recruits to the Security Belt forces – a powerful organisation backed by the United Arab Emirates – in the town of al-Dhalea.

Security Belt are part of the coalition that has fought with Yemen’s government against the Houthi rebels.

Officials have blamed the Houthis for the attack on the parade.

The rebels have not yet commented on the reports but they were behind a very similar attack on a Security Belt forces graduation parade last August, which killed more than thirty people.

Nine others were injured in the latest blast when the missile hit a viewing stand during the march.