Attack from Yemen kills Saudi citizen, injures three

Armed Shiite Huthi rebels battling supporters of Yemen's Saudi-backed President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi sits next to a tank on May 14, 2015. (AFP)

Shells fired from Yemen have reportedly killed one Saudi citizen and left three others injured in Saudi Arabia’s Asir region, a Saudi civil defense ministry spokesman said late Thursday.

Brigadier General Mohammad al-Aasemi said the Saudi civil defense authority received reports of shelling from neighboring Yemen on Thursday evening, the state-owned Saudi Press Agency reported.

Al-Aasemi said the shells targeted the village of al-Hisn near Dhahran al-Janoob in Asir Province.

The attacks killed a Saudi citizen, and left three injured, including a Saudi and two expats, SPA reported.

The injured were rushed to hospital, he added.

Meanwhile, more shells were fired from Yemen on Friday towards the Saudi border province of Najran.

The Saudi-Yemen border has, in some places, become a front line between the kingdom and Iran-allied Houthi militias that a Saudi-led Arab alliance has been bombing for eight weeks.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:47 - GMT 06:47