Yemeni Houthi rocket kills child in Saudi border city of Najran

The incident took place at around 5:20 PM on Sunday and resulted in one 11-year-old child being killed. (Al Arabiya)

An 11-year-old child was killed and nine members of his family were wounded Sunday when a rocket fired from Yemen hit their house in a border region of Saudi Arabia, civil defense authorities said according to Al Arabiya News’ website.

The incident took place at around 5:20 PM on Sunday and resulted in one 11-year-old child being killed and nine of his family members taken to hospital, according to Lieutenant Colonel Ali bin Omair al-Shahrani.

Shiite Houthi rebels in Yemen have intensified cross-border rocket attacks since late last year.

Around 90 civilians and soldiers have died from shelling and skirmishes in Saudi border regions since March when the Saudi-led coalition began air and ground action in Yemen.

The coalition is backing the Yemen government in a bid to push back Iran-backed Shiite Houthi rebels who had taken over the capital Sanaa.

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