Five civilians injured, property damaged in missile attack in Saudi's Jazan
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Five civilians injured, property damaged in missile attack in Saudi’s Jazan

Five civilians injured, property damaged in missile attack in Saudi’s Jazan

The military projectile, launched from Yemen, fell on a public street in the Saudi city

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Five civilians were injured following a Houthi missile attack targeting Saudi Arabia’s southwestern city of Jazan early on Tuesday.

The Civil Defense directorate in Jazan region received a report about the “fall of a military projectile launched by the Iran-backed Houthi terrorist militia from inside Yemen towards one of the border villages”, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported, citing spokesman Colonel Mohammed bin Yahiya Al-Ghamdi.

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He said the military projectile fell on a public street, with the flying shrapnel resulting in the injury of five civilians, including three Saudi citizens and two Yemeni nationals.

Image courtesy: SPA

They suffered moderate injuries and were transferred to the hospital for medical care, SPA stated.

The flying shrapnel also damaged two houses, a grocery store, and three civilian vehicles.

“The procedures adopted in such cases have been immediately implemented”, Al-Ghamdi said.

The kingdom has been facing numerous Houthi drone and missile attacks in recent weeks.

Saudi forces intercepted and destroyed a ballistic missile attack from Yemen targeting the kingdom’s capital Riyadh on Saturday.

No casualties were recorded, but some of the scattered debris resulted in material damage to one house.

Read: Video: Saudi forces destroy missile targeting ‘civilians’ in Riyadh, debris damages house

Last month, an attack on the Abha airport resulted in a civilian plane catching fire, although there were no reports of any injuries.

“We are taking the necessary measures to protect civilians from the threats of the Houthis,” Al-Malki said at the time.

Read: Saudi Arabia’s Abha airport attacked; civilian plane catches fire

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