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Yemen's Houthi attack kills 1 in Saudi

Xinhua

18:47, August 09, 2018

RIYADH, Aug. 9 (Xinhua) -- One Yemeni resident was killed and 11 civilians were minor injured in a fresh ballistic missile attack by Yemen's Houthi militias on Saudi Arabia's border city of Jazan, Saudi Press Agency reported on Thursday.

The spokesperson of Saudi-led coalition involved in a war in Yemen, Col Turki Al-Malki, said in a statement that the attack took place on Wednesday at 20:34 p.m. local time (1734 GMT). Saudi air forces intercepted the missile launched from Northern Amran in Yemen.

The interception resulted in the projection of fragments throughout some residential areas, which caused the death of the Yemeni resident and injuries 11 civilians.

"This hostile act carried out by the Houthi rebels proves that the Iranian regime is still providing them with advanced capabilities, in flagrant defiance of the UN Security Council Resolutions 2216 and 2231, with the main objective of threatening Saudi Arabian, regional and international security," he said.

The spokesperson warned that the coalition will take all deterring measures against "such barbaric, frivolous launches" in conformity with the International Humanitarian Law.

Saudi cities, mainly those at the border, are the main targets of such attacks, but most of the missiles were intercepted and destroyed without reporting any injury among civilians.

The attacks have been the responses of the Houthis against the coalition airstrikes on areas dominated by them in Yemen.

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