2 Saudi Guards Killed in Border Clashes

2 Saudi Guards Killed in Border Clashes2 Saudi Guards Killed in Border Clashes

Two Saudi border guards were killed in an attack from Yemen by rebel forces, Riyadh’s official news agency said.

They were killed in the Jazan district bordering Yemen, the official SPA said, quoting a statement by the Saudi-led coalition, without giving details, AFP reported.

Local Saba news agency in Yemen reported that Houthi forces attacked Saudi border positions on Sunday in the Aseer and Jazan regions.

It said they fired Katyusha rockets, destroyed Saudi Army vehicles and killed “several” Saudi soldiers.

The latest cross-border barrages coincide with advances since mid-July by forces loyal to Yemen’s fugitive president Abd-Rabbuh Mansour Hadi in southern Yemen, as well as in third city Taiz, seen as a gateway to the Houthi-held capital.

A Saudi-led Arab military coalition began bombing Yemen in late March to restore Hadi to power and repel the Houthi who took control of the capital Sana’a in September.

The Saudi soldiers bring the number of people killed in shelling and skirmishes on the kingdom’s side along the frontier with Yemen to more than 51 since the coalition campaign began on March 26. Most of the casualties have been soldiers.