Saudis intercept ballistic missile over Riyadh

Saudis intercept ballistic missile over Riyadh

Saudis intercept ballistic missile over Riyadh

Saudi military forces have intercepted missiles fired from Yemen several times in the past.

Saudi Arabia has intercepted a ballistic missile from Yemen, reports say, after a loud explosion was heard near Riyadh airport.

State-run news channel Al-Ekhbariya said the missile "was of limited size (and) no injuries or damage" were reported.

The Riyadh airport tweeted soon after that it hadn't been affected.

The missile was sacked into Saudi territory from Yemen at 20:00 local time, the spokesman of a Saudi-led military coalition said in a statement carried by state news agency SPA.

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The explosion occurred in one of the terminals of the worldwide airport king Khalid, 35 km from Riyadh.

Iran-backed Yemeni Huthi rebels claimed responsibility for firing missile, which was targeting the airport, the Huthis' Al-Masirah television said.

A Saudi-led coalition intervened in 2015 to prop up Hadi's government after the Houthis seized the capital Sanaa.

The attack, which struck the Sahar district of the vast territory that borders Saudi Arabia, demolished the budget hotel and reduced market stalls outside to a heap of twisted sheet metal.

Rebels continue to hold much of Yemen and the United Nations has warned the country is on the brink of starvation.

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