Bahrain’s military command says one of its officers and a soldier were killed in a drone strike by Yemeni rebels while patrolling the Yemeni-Saudi border.
The statement, carried by the official Bahrain News Agency, said “a number” of soldiers were wounded in the attack early Monday.
Bahrain is a close ally of Saudi Arabia, which has been at war with Iran-aligned Houthi rebels in Yemen for several years. The ceasefire had largely stopped the violence, and the two sides appeared close to a peace deal in recent months.
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Saudi Arabia and Iran restored diplomatic relations earlier this year in a deal brokered by China, further raising hopes for an end to the conflict in Yemen, the Arab world’s poorest country.
“This terrorist attack was carried out by the Houthis, who sent aircraft targeting the position of Bahraini guards on the southern border of the kingdom of Saudi Arabia despite the suspension of military operations between the warring sides in Yemen,” the Bahraini military statement said. . .