2 Saudis injured by shelling from Yemen

Saudi authorities did not identify those responsible for the attack

2 Saudis injured by shelling from Yemen

World Bulletin / News Desk

Two Saudis were injured late Saturday by shelling from war-torn Yemen, according to local media.

A shell struck a house in the southern Najran province, injuring a mother and her child, Saudi Arabia’s Al-Ekhbariya TV channel reported, citing the kingdom’s civil defense agency.

The Saudi authorities, however, did not identify those responsible for the attack.

The Saudi-Yemeni borderline has been witnessing rising clashes between Saudi troops and Yemen’s Houthi rebels in recent months.

Last week, three Saudi children were killed by shelling from Yemeni territories.

Yemen has been ravaged by civil war since late 2014, when Houthi rebels overran capital Sanaa and forced the government of President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi to flee to Riyadh.

The conflict escalated last year when Saudi Arabia and its Arab allies launched a massive military campaign aimed at reversing Houthi military gains and restoring Hadi’s government.

According to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), more than three million Yemenis have been displaced by the ongoing conflict in the Arab country.

Last Mod: 04 Eylül 2016, 12:30
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