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This file photo shows a Saudi soldier guarding borders with Yemen. (Photo by Reuters)

Jeddah- A Saudi civilian was injured and two vehicles were completely damaged when a number of projectiles fired from inside Yemen hit the southwestern Saudi province, Arda.

Lieutenant colonel Yahya al-Qahtani, civil defense spokesman for the Jizan region, which Arda belongs to administratively, said that the civil defense teams reported Sunday evening on “military projectiles launched by Houthi militiamen from inside the Yemeni territory towards Arda resulted in injuring a citizen and damaging two vehicles.”

The Houthi insurgency in Yemen pits Houthis militiamen joined by armed loyalists backing ousted president Ali Abdullah Saleh against Yemen’s constitutionally elected authority– it began in Northern Yemen and has since escalated into a full-scale civil war.

The Iran-aligned putschists have long targeted the stability and security of Yemen’s neighboring state, Saudi Arabia.

Qahtani pointed out that concerned authorities transferred the injured to the closest hospital. He added that security measurements are in effect.