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SANAA, May 29 (Xinhua) -- Yemen's Houthi rebels on Monday accused Saudi border forces of fatally shooting two Yemeni citizens and injuring two African migrants in the rebel-held province of Saada.

The incident occurred on Monday when Saudi artillery shelled areas of the Shada district, the Houthi-controlled al-Masirah TV reported, adding the Houthi group condemned the Saudi forces for their "ongoing attacks" on the border regions.

Located in northwestern Yemen, Saada Province shares borders with Saudi Arabia to the north and northwest. It is the most populous province in Yemen and serves as a stronghold of the Houthi group.

The northern border areas of Yemen have become notorious for smuggling activities and illegal migration of Yemenis and Africans who are in search of better opportunities.

Yemen has been embroiled in a devastating civil war since 2014, with the Houthis fighting against the internationally recognized Yemeni government. In 2015, the Saudi-led coalition intervened in the conflict to support the Yemeni government.

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