TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The forces of the Yemeni Army and Popular Committees targeted the positions of Saudi mercenaries in the kingdom’s southwestern province of Jizan with homegrown ballistic missiles.

The Yemeni Army troops and voluntary fighters fired three “Zelzal-1” ballistic missiles at the position of Saudi forces in al-Khobh region in Jizan, the Arabic-language al-Masirah TV reported.

In another attack, Yemen’s artillery unit detonated a military vehicle of the Saudi invaders east of Jabal al-Doud in Jizan.

Moreover, a number of Saudi military forces were killed and injured in an ambush in Mahoula region of Jizan.

The attacks against the Saudi-led forces came in retaliation for the continued massacre of civilians and destruction of Yemen’s infrastructure by the coalition led by the Riyadh regime.

On Wednesday, a Saudi-led coalition airstrike at a local market near Yemen’s Red Sea port of Hudaydah killed at least 21 civilians, including children.

The airstrike, which hit a fruit-and-vegetable packaging facility in the outdoor market in the town of Bayt el-Faqih, just south of Hudaydah, also wounded 10 people. Initial reports had five dead but the death toll steadily climbed overnight.

Also on Wednesday, three more people were killed and six injured when strikes hit three vehicles on July 7 road in al-Hali District in Hudaydah province, the UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said in a statement Thursday.

“Civilians are paying a shocking price because of this conflict,” UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen Lise Grande said. “This is the third time this month that fighting has caused mass casualties in Hudaydah.”

Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and some of its Arab allies have been carrying out deadly airstrikes against the Houthi Ansarullah movement in an attempt to restore power to fugitive former president Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi, a close ally of Riyadh.