RIYADH, Saudi Arabia: Fragments of a missile fired by Yemen’s Shiite rebels into kingdom’s south have killed one civilian and wounded 11, according to Saudi Arabia.
The official Saudi Press Agency carried a statement by the Saudi-led coalition waging war against the Houthi rebels in Yemen, saying the missile was intercepted and destroyed. It says the projectile was launched “deliberately to target residential and populated areas.”
The rebel-run Al Masirah TV has said the missile was fired toward southwestern Saud city of Jizan.
The Saudi-led coalition backing Yemen’s internationally recognized government has been at war with the Houthis since March 2015
The Houthis regularly fire into Saudi Arabia and have targeted its capital, Riyadh, with ballistic missiles. The Saudi-led coalition faces widespread international criticism for its airstrikes in Yemen that kill civilians.
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