Two dead in Saudi Arabia from missile attack

Riyadh: Two civilians were killed in the south of Saudi Arabia from a missile launched from Yemen by the Al Houthi militia, Saudi state media reported on Saturday night.

The Al Houthis, an Iran-allied group that controls the capital Sana’a, have fired a series of missiles into the kingdom in recent months, part of a three-year-old conflict in Yemen.

A US-backed, Saudi-led military coalition is fighting against the Al Houthis on behalf of the government of President Abd Rabbo Mansour Al Hadi, who lives in exile in Riyadh.

The two citizens were killed in Saudi‘s Jizan province in southern Saudi Arabia. The coalition said it would retaliate against anyone who threatens the safety of its citizens and residents.

Last month, the group fired a salvo of missiles at the capital Riyadh, saying it was targeting economic targets.