Missile attack from Yemen kills three Saudi civilians in Najran

RIYADH: A missile fired from war-torn Yemen has struck a Saudi border city, killing three civilians, the kingdom said, in yet another violation of a ceasefire aimed at helping peace talks. Saturday's attack on Najran left one Saudi citizen and two Indian workers dead, according to a civil defence spokesman quoted by the official SPA news agency. It comes after the Saudi-led coalition fighting rebels in Yemen announced that two ballistic missiles were fired Friday at the kingdom from its neighbour. One of the missiles was intercepted by Saudi air defences, while the other struck a desert area east of Najran, the coalition said without reporting any casualties in that incident. The attack had prompted Saudi Arabia's border guard to repeat a warning that residents should stay away from the frontier. More than 5,800 people have been killed – about half of them civilians – and over 27,000 wounded in Yemen since then, according to the UN. In Saudi Arabia, more than 80 people, most of them soldiers and border guards, have died in shelling and cross-border skirmishes since March.(Saudi Arabian News)