"The Houthis targeted our soldiers stationed at Harib sites with an explosive-laden drone late on Thursday night, causing a large explosion," said an official who requested anonymity.
The drone attack occurs amid a period of relative calm in the ongoing conflict between government forces and the Houthis, which has experienced a notable decrease in hostilities in recent months.
This relative calm coincides with regional and international peace efforts aimed at bringing an end to Yemen's devastating eight-year-long war.
We urge all political parties in Yemen, as well as Saudi Arabia and the UAE, to prioritize peace for the sake of the millions of Yemenis suffering from the ongoing conflict. Let's work together to end the violence and bring much-needed relief to those in need. #YemenCantWaitpic.twitter.com/nDDkherqyg