Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 27 October 2020

Five civilians injured in Houthi attack on Jazan, Saudi state news agency says

There was no confirmation of the attack by the Iran-backed rebels

Most Houthi drones sent towards Saudi cities have been intercepted. AFP
Most Houthi drones sent towards Saudi cities have been intercepted. AFP

Five civilians were injured on Saturday when a missile launched by Yemen's Iran-backed Houthi rebels hit a village in Saudi Arabia's southern Jazan region, state media reported.

State news agency SPA quoted a civil defence spokesman as saying three cars were damaged and that the five civilians suffered minor injuries caused by shrapnel.

There was no confirmation of the attack by the Houthis, who have been battling a Saudi-led coalition in Yemen for more than five years.

The group has been firing missiles and drones towards Saudi cities, but most have been intercepted.

The coalition intervened in Yemen in March 2015 after the Houthis ousted the internationally recognised government from power in the capital, Sanaa, in late 2014.

Updated: September 20, 2020 11:05 AM