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1 Indian dead, 2 injured in Yemni rebel attack in Saudi Arabia

Yemni rebel attack in Saudi Arabia

One Indian was killed and two were injured in mortar attacks from Yemen around Samtah General Hospital in Jizan Region of Saudi Arabia.Ministry of External Affairs confirmed on Saturday.

The victim has been identified as Panayappilli Farouq, from Kerala’s Ernakulam district. The two injured are Mohd Sadiq from Bihar and Sunny Thomas from Kerala, official sources said.

The Indian was among four killed when Yemeni Houthi rebels attacked the Samtah hospital early yesterday morning, they said, adding the injured Indians were not in serious condition.

The attack was part of Yemen’s retaliatory measures against Saudi Arabia over Riyadh’s unabated military campaign in the impoverished Arab country.

The Saudi-led coalition’s airstrikes against Yemen’s Shiite rebels and their allies have killed 29 people, including civilians. The coalition’s airstrikes hit an apartment building in the centre of the capital, a UNESCO world heritage site, killing a family of nine, the officials who remain neutral in the conflict that has divided Yemen’s security forces said.

The Houthis rebels lost 19 fighters in the overnight attack, the officials said.

Yemen has been facing a civil war-like situation with Shiite rebels clashing with pro-government forces. United Nations estimates that more than 4,500 people have been killed in the conflict since March.

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