RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s state news agency has reported that shelling from Yemen has killed a border guard and wounded seven as a coalition the kingdom leads continues to target Shiite rebels there.
The Saudi Press Agency reported late Saturday that the Lance Cpl. Ismail Mohammed Ibrahim Sindi was killed around 6:30 p.m. (1530 GMT, 11:30 a.m. EDT) by the shelling targeting the kingdom’s Jazan region. The agency said “the border guard dealt with the situation accordingly,” without elaborating.
A Saudi-led coalition has been targeting Shiite rebels in Yemen, known as Houthis, since March 26. Cross-border shelling has killed Saudi border guards and soldiers amid the campaign.
International aid groups say Yemen’s war has killed up to 2,000 people and wounded 8,000. The U.N. estimates at least 1,037 civilians have been killed.