(MENAFN) Saudi Arabia says three civilians in the kingdom's south have been killed by incoming fire from Yemen's rebels.
The state-run Saudi Press Agency quoted military coalition spokesman Col. Turki al-Malki as declaring the deaths Saturday in Jizan province.
Al-Malki accused Yemen's Shiite rebels known as Houthis of firing a projectile that was "launched deliberately to target civilians."
Yemen has been racked by violence since 2014, when Houthi rebels overran much of the country. The conflict escalated in 2015 when Saudi Arabia and its allies launched a devastating air campaign aimed at rolling back Houthi gains.
The ongoing violence has devastated basic services, including water and sanitation systems, prompting the UN to describe the situation in Yemen as one of "the world"s worst humanitarian disasters in modern times".