Pakistan condemns Houthi attack, reaffirms support to Saudi Arabia

Pakistan reiterates its full support and solidarity with the kingdom, says FO


News Desk September 21, 2020
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ISLAMABAD:

Pakistan on Monday strongly condemned attack by Houthi militia that resulted in civilian injuries and damage to their properties in Jazan region of Saudi Arabia, a statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFa) said.

Pakistan reiterated its full support and solidarity with the kingdom against any threats to its security and territorial integrity, it added.

At least five civilians were injured when a military projectile launched by Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthis hit a village in Saudi Arabia’s southern Jazan region, the kingdom's state media reported on Saturday.

The Saudi Press Agency (SPA) quoted a civil defence spokesman as saying that three cars were damaged in the border village and that the five civilians suffered minor injuries from shrapnel.

There was no confirmation of the attack by the Houthi group, which has been battling a Saudi-led coalition in Yemen for more than five years. The group has fired missiles and drones towards Saudi cities, most of which have been intercepted.

The coalition intervened in Yemen in March 2015 after the Houthis ousted the Saudi-backed government from power in the capital, Sanaa, in late 2014.

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