Saudi intercepts Yemen missile

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Saudi led coalition spokesman Turki Al-Malki gives a press conference at the King salman airbase in Riyadh. AFP

RIYADH (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s air defence forces intercepted a ballistic missile fired from warring Yemen over the capital Riyadh on Saturday, state news agencies reported. The missile was brought down near King Khaled Airport on the northern outskirts of the city and did not cause any casualties, said Saudi state-owned Al Ekhbariya TV. Saudi Arabia is part of a coalition carrying out bombings of the Iran-allied armed Houthi movement in Yemen which has taken over the capital Sana’a and other parts of the country. Saudi Arabia, which supports the internationally-recognised Yemeni government based in Aden, has frequently intercepted missiles fired from its neighbour. Saba News, which is run by the Houthi rebels, reported that the missile was a Burkan H2 and that the airport had been the target.

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