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Sunday, January 29 2023

Two Indians die in missile firing in Saudi

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Riyadh: Two Indians and one Saudi citizen were killed when a missile fired last evening from strife-torn Yemen struck Saudi Arabia’s southwestern border city of Najran, the third such incident this year involving Indians.

In September, an Indian was killed and three others were injured in mortar attacks in Saudi’s Jizan region by rebels in Yemen, known as Houthis.

Indians are the largest group of expats in the Gulf Kingdom and hundreds of them live in Jizan and Najran, the region bordering strife-torn Yemen.

A Saudi-led coalition has been fighting rebels Houthis since March 26. During the campaign, several Saudi border guards and soldiers have been killed in shelling from across the border.

Representatives from both sides are currently attending UN-sponsored talks in Switzerland.

At least 5,800 people have been killed and over 27,000 wounded in Yemen since March, according to the UN.

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