Soldier killed, 7 others hurt in Houthi shelling

Saudi soldiers
Saudi soldiers

Saudi soldiers work at the border with Yemen in Jazan, Saudi Arabia, in this April 20, 2015 photo.

A Border Guard soldier has been killed and seven others were wounded in Houthi shelling in the Al-Harth area of ​​Jazan.

Maj. Gen. Mansour Al-Turki, spokesman of the Interior Ministry, said Border Guard soldiers came under fire from the Yemeni territory while they were on duty at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday. Al-Turki said that the officers dealt with the situation after coordinating with ground forces.

“The shelling has resulted in the martyrdom of soldier Ismail Mohamed Ibrahim Sandi and injuries to seven of his colleagues, who were admitted to hospital.”

Houthi shelling targeted Jazan and Najran regions on Sunday, but all the mortars fell in unpopulated areas, he added.


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