16-year-old Saudi resident injured in Houthi attack

The attack took place on Tuesday evening



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Shrapnel from a Houthi projectile injured a 16-year-old resident of the southern Saudi village of Dhahran (Dahran) on Tuesday evening.

Saudi Press Agency cited a spokesperson for the Directorate of Civil Defence in Asir region, which borders Yemen, as confirming the attack.

Colonel Mohammed Abdul Rahim Al-Assami said civil defence attended the scene after receiving a report on Tuesday.

They transferred the injured 16-year-old to hospital. The extend of his or her injuries was not disclosed

Saudi air defences also intercepted a ballistic missile attack fired towards Yanbu from Yemen on Tuesday morning.

Read: Saudi intercepts missile fired towards Yanbu

The latest incidents coincide with an offensive supported by the Saudi-led coalition to retake Yemen’s Houthi-held port city of Hodeidah.

Saudi Arabia has been the target of more than 120 ballistic missile attacks since entering the Yemen civil war in 2015 as part of the coalition.

Read: Saudi intercepts missile fired towards Jizan

Last month, the US Treasury placed five Iranians on its sanctions list for providing ballistic missile expertise to the Houthis.

Read: US sanctions five Iranians for providing Yemen’s Houthis with missile expertise