Yemeni tribal forces attacked a Saudi military site near the northern Yemeni border city of Saada, killing several Saudi soldiers, sources said.
Forces of Takhya tribe launched a surprise attack on al-Manara military base in the Saudi territories near the Yemeni border, according to the Yemeni sources, who said that tribesmen managed to control the site.
The attack took place late on Saturday. On Sunday, the Saudi land forces, backed by air forces, were trying to restore the base. However, they failed to do so, the Yemeni sources said.
The tribesmen also seized large amounts of arms and ammunition, as well as a number of military vehicles from Saudi forces.
The sources noted that the Saudi forces were shocked by the attack, adding that Saudi airstrikes were reported in the area following the attack.
Reports said that the attack was in retaliation for repeated Saudi aerial assaults on the positions of the tribe and the slaughter of its members.