Pakistan

Bombardment near Saudi border with Yemen kills Pakistani

RIYADH: A Pakistani was killed on Monday when the Saudi city of Najran near the border with Yemen came under renewed bombardment, official media reported.

It was a rare death of a foreigner during weeks of war that the United Nations says have killed more than 1,400 people in Yemen.

Civil defence spokesman Ali al-Shahrani, quoted by the official Saudi Press Agency, said “military missiles” hit a school and residential neighbourhood in Najran, “resulting in the death of a Pakistani resident”.

The Pakistani’s killing brings to 11 the death toll on the Saudi side of the border since Shiite Huthi rebels in Yemen began firing rockets and mortar rounds last week.

Shahrani did not specify the source of the morning barrage which he said also wounded a Saudi child and three residents “of different nationalities.”

Saudi news channel Al-Ekhbariya showed footage of a building with its brickwork blown out, a shattered storefront and what appeared to be remains of a rocket.-AFP.

 

 

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