RIYADH, Jan. 31 (Xinhua) -- Two crew members aboard a Saudi frigate were killed and three other injured in a Houthi attack off western Yemen, Saudi Press Agency has reported.
The suicide attack involved three boats, a Saudi-led coalition against Houthi militias in Yemen said late Monday.
The coalition said one of the boats collided with the Saudi warship and exploded, causing a fire at the rear of the ship.
The Houthi rebel group has claimed responsibility for the attack west of the port of Hodeida.
"The targeted Saudi warship was taking part in the aggression against the Yemeni western coastal cities and fishermen," Houthi-run Saba news agency said, quoting a statement issued late Monday night.
The command of the Saudi-led coalition described the Houthi attack as a "terrorist" operation that affects international navigation and disrupts the flow of humanitarian and medical assistance into the port for Yemeni citizens.