Rocket fired from Yemen lands in Saudi Arabia

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Rocket fired from Yemen lands in Saudi Arabia

RIYADH: A rocket hit a house in border region of Saudi Arabia which killed an 11 year old child and 9 members of family were wounded.

 

The child died on the spot while the wounded were shifted to nearby hospital for first aid.

 

The rocket was fired from Yemen by Iran-backed Al Houthi militants.

 

375 civilians including 63 children have been killed in rocket and mortar attacks since last year.

 

Saudi Arabia launched a military campaign against Houthis in March last year.

 

More than 5,800 people have been killed and 27,000 wounded in Yemen since March.