Incoming fire from Yemen kills 3 including Keralite in Saudi Arabia
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia: Authorities in Saudi Arabia say incoming fire from Yemen hit a residence for construction workers in the kingdom's south, killing at least three people and wounding 28.
Reports say one of the deceased is a Keralite, who has been identified as Farooq of Mattancherry in Kochi. One more Keralite has been injured.
A report Friday in the state-run Saudi Press Agency quoted a local civil defense official as saying the incoming fire landed in Jizan province. Of the 28 wounded, the report said four were Saudi citizens.
Southern Saudi Arabia has been targeted by Yemen's Shiite rebels known as Houthis since a kingdom-led coalition started targeting the insurgents with airstrikes beginning in March.
Saudi, Emirati and other allied troops backing exiled President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi are pushing to take Yemen's rebel-held capital, Sanaa.
(With inputs from AP)