Saudi says Houthi rockets injured three children

Saudi Arabia and the US accuse Iran of providing Houthi militias in Yemen with missile components



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Saudi says Houthi rockets injured three children

Rockets fired by Iranian-backed Houthi militias in Yemen injured three children near the Saudi port city of Jazan, a coalition spokesperson said on Friday.

The attack happened at 9:15pm on Thursday evening, according to colonel Turki Al-Malki.

He said Houthi militia forced fired rockets aimed at the civilian population in in Al-Aradhah Governorate.

Two-year old Ziyad Qassem Suleiman Atifi suffered serious injuries in the attack, according to state-run Saudi Press Agency.

Nasser Hassan Atifi and Abdullah Jaber Atifi, both five years old, suffered minor injuries.

“Colonel Al-Malki stressed that Al-Houthi militia supported by Iran is continuing its flagrant violation of all norms and principles of international humanitarian law and its customary rules, particularly pertaining to the targeting of civilian people and properties as contained in articles 51 and 52,” according to SPA.

Saudi Arabia and the US accuse Iran of providing Houthi militias in Yemen with missile components.

The kingdom has been hit with repeated projectile attacks from across the border since entering the Yemen civil war on the side of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi in March 2015

Another missile fired toward Khamis Mushait was shot down down on February 5.

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