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One dead in Yemen cross-border shelling in Saudi Arabia

AFP , Friday 7 Oct 2016
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Cross-border rebel shelling from Yemen killed one person and wounded a mother and child in southern Saudi Arabia on Friday, the kingdom's civil defence said.

The victims of the 7:00 am (0400 GMT) shelling by Houthi rebels in the Jazan region were all Yemeni residents of the kingdom, spokesman Yahya al-Qahtani said.

Cross-border fire and skirmishes have killed more than 100 civilians and Saudi soldiers in the kingdom since a Saudi-led coalition launched air strikes in Yemen against the rebels in March last year.

More than 6,700 people -- most of them civilians -- have been killed in Yemen since the coalition intervened in support of President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi's government, the United Nations says

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