Cross-border attack from Yemen kills 4 Saudi family members

Saudi Arabia says four family members have been killed by a cross-border missile from Yemen that struck their home in the southern region of Jizan.

Saudi's Civil Defense spokesman in Jizan, Yehia al-Qahtani, said in a statement that a woman and child were among those killed in the attack and that three others were wounded and taken to a hospital for treatment.

He says the missile struck the home around 1:30 a.m. on Monday.

The attack comes one day after the Saudi-led military coalition said seven Saudi border guards, including an officer, were killed in a cross-border clash with militants from Yemen.

The Saudi-led coalition backs Yemen's internationally recognized government against Yemen's Shiite rebels, known as Houthis, and their allies who control large swaths of territory inside Yemen.