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1 Indian Killed, 2 Injured In Yemeni Houthi Attack in Saudi Arabia

A Shiite Houthi rebel holds his weapon as he attends a rally to protest Saudi-led airstrikes, in Sanaa, Yemen, Monday, Aug. 24, 2015. The Saudi-led coalition fighting Shiite rebels in Yemen doubled its near-daily airstrikes in the central province of Marib and the adjacent border area of Jawf on Monday, paving the way for allies on the ground to push north toward Shiite rebel strongholds, military and security officials said. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

One Indian was killed and two were injured in mortar attacks from Yemen around Samtah General Hospital in Jizan Region of Saudi Arabia.

While the Indian has been identified as Farooq, a mechanic from Kerala, the two injured are Mohd Sadiq from Bihar and Sunny Thomas from Kerala, official sources said today.

The Indian was among four killed when Yemeni Houthi rebels attacked the Samtah hospital early yesterday morning, they said, adding the injured Indians were not in serious condition.

According to reports, the attack was part of Yemen's retaliatory measures against Saudi Arabia over Riyadh's unabated military campaign in the impoverished Arab country.

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