Bahrain says 3 troops in Yemen coalition killed in Saudi

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Posted: Dec 29, 2015 10:37 PM

MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Bahrain says three 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 Ameen, Capt. Mubarak Saad al-Rumaihi, and 1st Sgt. Hassan Ali Eskandar Majid were killed on Saudi Arabia's southern border.

The statement said other soldiers were wounded, without elaborating. 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 more than 5,800 people since then.