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Saudi Arabia says 3 wounded in projectile attack from Yemen

Saudi Arabia says three civilians, including a 10-year old child, were wounded when a projectile fired by Yemen's Shiite rebels struck the kingdom's southwest border region of Jizan.


PTI Saudi Arabia
Updated: 16-07-2018 15:38 IST

Saudi Arabia says three civilians, including a 10-year old child, were wounded when a projectile fired by Yemen's Shiite rebels struck the kingdom's southwest border region of Jizan.

Saudi civil defense spokesman, Lt. Col. Yahia al-Kahtani said today that the attack by the Yemeni rebels, known as Houthis, took place late last night and targeted the city of al-Aridha.

Al-Kahtani did not identify the type of projectile used. He says the wounded were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. In Yemen, the Houthis had no immediate comment.

A Saudi-led coalition allied with Yemen's internationally recognised government has been at war with Iran-backed Houthis since March 2015. The Houthis control the capital, Sanaa, and much of Yemen's north.

The war had pushed Yemen to the brink of famine.

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COUNTRY : Saudi Arabia Yemen Rep.

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