Yemen Houthi rebels kill civilians in Saudi border city
Aug.17, Riyadh: Projectiles fired by Yemen's Houthi rebels have killed seven civilians in the southern Saudi city of Najran, Saudi state television has reported.
According to Ekhbariyah television channel, the Houthis targeted a crowd on Tuesday at an industrial area of Najran, close to the Yemeni border. It added that four Saudi citizens and three expatriate workers were among the dead.
An Arab military coalition, led by Saudi Arabia, has been conducting air strikes on Houthi positions in Yemen since March 2015 in support of the government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, the TV report said.
The coalition stepped up the raids this month after UN-mediated peace talks between the rebels and the internationally-backed government were suspended.
On Tuesday, the coalition launched an investigation after international condemnation of an air raid that Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said killed 14 people at a hospital in Yemen.
Another 24 people were wounded in the strike that hit the hospital on Monday in Abs in the rebel-held northern province of Hajja, the Paris-based aid agency said.
An MSF staffer was among the dead, it said, naming him as Abdul Kareem al-Hakeemi.
The Oslo Times International News Network