Yemeni rebels attacked a Saudi border town Tuesday with rockets and mortars, causing civilian casualties and reportedly capturing several Saudi soldiers.

In response to the attack by Shiite Houthi rebels on Najran, a Saudi town about 150 miles north of the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, Saudi Arabia suspended commercial flights to Najran’s airport and closed schools in the area.

Although numerous border skirmishes have been reported since a Saudi-led coalition launched a campaign of airstrikes against Houthi targets in Yemen in late March, Tuesday’s attack marked the first time that the rebels have struck a civilian area in Saudi Arabia. […]