Cross-border shelling from Yemen kills two in Saudi Arabia


Riyadh: Shelling from Yemen has killed two people in a Saudi town, the civil defence agency said, in a rare breach of calm in the border area agreed with Iran-backed rebels early last month.

“Shelling from Yemeni territory on Samtah left two people dead and wounded a child,” the agency said on Twitter late on Tuesday.

Saudi Arabia is leading an Arab coalition that has been bombing Al Houthi rebels for more than a year, in support of Yemen’s internationally recognised President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi.

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al Jubeir said on Monday that a rebel delegation was holding talks in Riyadh, ahead of a planned UN-brokered ceasefire next weekend which is to be followed by peace negotiations in Kuwait on April 18.