Yemen's army bombs clinic on Saudi border
The Yemeni army has reportedly attacked a local clinic in a rural area near the Saudi border, killing more than a dozen civilians, Press TV reported.
The raid on the border village of Khaqaqah has killed at least 18 people, including nationals from Egypt and India and six Saudis, an informed source told Press TV on Tuesday.
The Saudi army has not yet reacted to the raid since, according to Saudi military officers, they have been barred from responding to such attacks by the Yemeni side.
The northern part of Yemen, which gained independece from the Ottoman Empire in 1918, claimed much of the territory that the Ibn Saud family had acquired in conquering southern Arabia.
This led to a war in the early 1930's, when the then ruler of Yemen invaded Saudi Arabia's southern border area.
The war ended with a Saudi victory, as Yemen was forced to sign the Taif agreement of 1934, which gave Saudi Arabia control of the claimed lands, plus additional territory in the Jizan, Asir and Najran regions.