Brigadier General Ahmed al-Assiri told reporters in his daily briefing on Saturday, there was continuous fighting from Friday afternoon until late night along the frontier in the southwestern Saudi region of Najran.
The fighting along Saudi Arabia’s border with Houthi militants has killed a soldier from the kingdom and some were injured, the Saudi-led coalition spokesman said on Saturday.
The soldier is the seventh to die since coalition aircraft on March 26 began air strikes in Yemen which was erupted to back the legitimate President AbdRaboo Mansour Hadi, who asked the Saudi government for military interference in Yemen.
“One of our Saudi soldiers was killed,” Assiri said, adding that the coalition has carried out more than 2,000 aerial sorties during the three-week campaign.
Three other Saudi soldiers and three members of the kingdom’s Border Guard force have also been killed in clashes along the southwestern frontier.
Saudi Arabia has reinforced the border with artillery, tanks and hilltop lookout posts to block the incursion of any Huthis, whose traditional stronghold is just over the border in northern Yemen.