Saudi soldier dies in attack near border with Yemen

Mohammed Jaafari was killed when a missile launched from Yemen crashed into a border post in the region of Aseer. (Al Arabiya)

A Saudi soldier has been killed by projectiles launched from Yemen toward security forces near the Saudi province of Assir, close to the border with Yemen.

A spokesman for the Saudi Interior Ministry said that projectiles fired from Yemen injured soldier Mohammed bin Ali Hussein al-Jaafari and he succumbed to his wounds on his way to the hospital.

More than 100 soldiers and civilians have been killed on the Saudi side of the border with Yemen either in rebel rocket fire or armed clashes, since March last year.


Last Update: Saturday, 19 November 2016 KSA 10:20 - GMT 07:20