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Projectile launched from Yemen lands in Saudi’s Jazan, five civilians injured

Projectile launched from Yemen lands in Saudi’s Jazan, five civilians injured

The five civilians faced light injuries as a result of flying shrapnel and were transported to the hospital

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Five civilians in the city of Jazan in Saudi Arabia were injured on Saturday after they were hit by debris from a military projectile launched from Yemen, the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

The media spokesman for the Civil Defense directorate in Jazan, Colonel Muhammad bin Yahya Al-Ghamdi, stated that the directorate had “received a report about a military projectile launched by the Iranian-backed terrorist Houthi militia from inside the Yemeni territories towards one of the border villages in Al-Harath governorate in the Jazan region”.

The five civilians faced light injuries as a result of flying shrapnel and were transported to the hospital, he said.

Their health condition is now stable and the “approved procedures in such cases have also been implemented”.

The projectile also caused damage to the “façade of a civilian object protected by international humanitarian law” and three civilian vehicles, Al-Ghamdi added.

Saudi has seen a string of attacks launched by the Houthis in recent months.

In July, the Saudi-led coalition intercepted and destroyed six ‘bomb-laden’ drones and two ballistic missiles launched towards the kingdom. In June as well, Saudi forces destroyed eight ‘bomb-laden’ drones and three ballistic missiles launched from Yemen.

In late March, two civilians in Riyadh were also “slightly injured” after being hit by the debris of a ballistic missile fired from Yemen.

Read: Saudi destroys missile launched towards Riyadh, two injured

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