MANAMA, Bahrain – Bahrain says two soldiers attached to a coalition fighting Shiite rebels in Yemen have been killed in Saudi Arabia.
Bahrain's military made the announcement 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 Shiite rebels, known as Houthis, since March. The United Nations says the civil war in the Arab world's poorest country has killed at least 5,884 people since then.