Yemen shelling kills another Saudi border guard
The latest bombardment hit security posts in Saudi Arabia’s Jazan district at about midday on Monday, the ministry said.
Cross-border shelling from Yemen has claimed the lives of four members of the security forces and four civilians in the kingdom since Saturday.
Their deaths bring to more than 80 the number of people killed in the Saudi border zone since the kingdom and its Arab allies launched a military intervention against Yemeni Huthi Shiite rebels in March.
Most of the casualties have been soldiers.
In late October Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir indicated that coalition military operations in Yemen appeared to be nearing an end.
The kingdom voiced optimism that United Nations-led peace talks would begin, after previous attempts at negotiations stalled.
In early November the UN’s special envoy for Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, told AFP he was “very optimistic” negotiations would start by the middle of that month.
But fighting has continued inside Yemen, as well as in the border zone, with the coalition backing Yemeni anti-rebel forces in support of President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi.
The United Nations says more than 5,700 people have been killed in Yemen since March, nearly half of them civilians.
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