Newly recruited Houthi fighters chant slogans as they ride a military vehicle during a gathering in the capital Sanaa to mobilize more fighters to battlefronts to fight pro-government forces in several Yemeni cities, on January 3, 2017. (AFP/Xinhua)
SANAA, Jan. 31 (Xinhua) -- Yemen's dominant Houthi group has claimed responsibility for attacking a Saudi warship that killed two crew members and wounded three others on Monday.
"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.
In Riyadh, Saudi state news agency SPA reported that Houthi militants attacked the warship with three suicide bombing boats, causing an explosion that killed two crew members and injured three others.