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Saudi Arabia Says 3 Wounded In Projectile Attack From Yemen

YEMEN -- Houthis look for bodies of people killed by air strikes on a Houthi-run detention centre in Sanaa, Yemen December 13, 2017.
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP)

Saudi Arabia says three civilians, including a 10-year old child, were wounded when a projectile fired by Yemen's Shiite rebels struck the kingdom's southwest border region of Jizan.

Saudi civil defense spokesman, Lt. Col. Yahia al-Kahtani said on Monday that the attack by the Yemeni rebels, known as Houthis, took place late on Sunday night and targeted the city of al-Aridha.

Al-Kahtani did not identify the type of projectile used.

He says the wounded were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

In Yemen, the Houthis had no immediate comment.

A Saudi-led coalition allied with Yemen's internationally recognized government has been at war with Iran-backed Houthis since March 2015. The Houthis control the capital, Sanaa, and much of Yemen's north.

The war had pushed Yemen to the brink of famine.