Saudi forces repel Houthi attacks in Najran, near Yemen border

Saudi army artillery fire shells towards Houthi movement positions at the Saudi border with Yemen April 15, 2015. (File photo: Reuters)

Saudi forces repelled two Houthi militia attacks in the Najran area on the border with Yemen on Wednesday morning.

An Al Arabiya correspondent said the attacks came at two different times; the first in the early hours of the morning, in which the militias attempted to storm three Saudi watchtowers.

In response, Saudi border guards and army forces used artillery fire to repel the attack, which led the death of around 30 Houthis, while the other militias fled the area.

The second attack happened at around 9 a.m. local time and saw the group of militias that fled the first attack return with reinforcements.

They again attempted to storm watchtowers in Najran, but were thwarted by Saudi mortar and artillery fire, which led to the killing of a Houthi commander, as well as dozens of other militias.
 

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