Two killed in attack on Saudi warship off Yemen

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Posted: Jan 30, 2017 4:00 PM

DOHA (Reuters) - Houthi militants attacked a Saudi warship with three boats off the western coast of Yemen on Monday, causing an explosion that killed two crew members and injured three others, Saudi state news agency SPA reported.

"A Saudi frigate on patrol west of the port city of Hodeida was hit by a terrorist attack from three suicide boats belonging to the Houthi militias," SPA said.

In October a Saudi-led force in Yemen said it rescued passengers from a vessel being used by the United Arab Emirates military that was attacked by Houthi fighters in a strategic Red Sea shipping lane.

(Reporting by Ali Abdelaty; Writing by Tom Finn; Editing by Alison Williams)