Bahrain says two troops killed in Saudi Arabia

MANAMA: Bahrain says two soldiers attached to a coalition fighting rebels in Yemen have been killed in Saudi Arabia.


Bahrain’s military made the announcement on Tuesday in a statement carried by the state-run Bahrain News Agency. It says Capt. Ahmed Mohammed Amin and Capt. Mubarak Saad Al Rumaihi were killed on Saudi Arabia’s southern border.

The statement does not say when or how the men were killed. However, cross-border fire from the conflict has killed soldiers and civilians in the past.

A Saudi-led coalition backing Yemen’s internationally recognized government has been battling the rebels, known as Houthis, since March.