Saudi Arabia has said that two of its soldiers were killed in fighting against Yemen’s Houthi rebels as the kingdom reported foiling a drone attack on a southern airport.
The official SPA news agency reported late Saturday that two soldiers from the national guards were killed “during their participation on the southern border” — a reference normally used for the fighting in Yemen against the Houthis.
SPA however did not provide details on when or how the two soldiers were killed but said senior officials took part in their funerals.
A Saudi-led coalition has been fighting in Yemen since March 2015 against the Houthi rebels with the goal of reinstating the internationally recognised government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.
Colonel Turki al-Maleki, spokesman for the coalition, meanwhile said Saudi air defences had intercepted and destroyed a Houthi drone that targeted the international airport in Abha in the south.
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