Cairo: Officials in Sudan are saying an attack by Yemen’s pro-Iran Al Houthi militia has killed six members of a Sudanese paramilitary force that’s been fighting in Yemen.

The officials said Saturday that the attack earlier this week targeted a position on the Saudi-Yemen border held by Sudan’s paramilitary Rapid Support Forces.

Sudanese troops have been deployed in Yemen for years as part of the Saudi-led military coalition’s war against Al Houthis.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren’t authorised to brief the media.