Shelling from Yemen rocks Saudi border

A Saudi soldier looks with binoculars toward the border with Yemen in Jazan, Saudi Arabia. (File photo: AP)

Shelling from Yemen has killed a border guard trooper and two residents in Saudi Arabia’s border region, officials said, in the deadliest barrages in weeks along the frontier.

The border guard died on Sunday after “heavy firing from inside Yemeni territory” at Dahran al-Janub, the interior ministry announced.

Also Sunday, in the Jazan region, two Yemeni residents died in shelling from over the border, the Civil Defense agency said.

Another Yemeni, among hundreds of thousands living in Saudi Arabia, died on Saturday when attackers from Yemen opened fire on Saudi Arabia’s Najran border zone, Civil Defense said.

Close to 80 people have been killed in border shelling and skirmishes since an Arab coalition launched a military intervention against Houthi Shiite militias in its southern neighbor in March.

Last Update: 06:47 KSA 09:47 - GMT 06:47