Saudi intercepts ballistic missile near Yemen border

ANI | Updated: Jan 05, 2018 18:15 IST

Riyadh [Saudi Arabia], Jan 5 (ANI): Saudi Arabia on Friday intercepted a ballistic missile over the kingdom's southern province of Najran, bordering Yemen.

According to Al Masirah, a TV network run by the Houthi rebels, stated that the group claimed responsibility for the attack.

"This hostile act by Iran-backed Houthis proves the Iranian regime remains implicated in supporting the armed Houthis," the local media quoted spokesperson of the Arab Coalition, Col. Turki Al-Malki, as saying.

The Saudi-led coalition has previously accused Iran of helping arm the Houthis, accusing Iran of "flagrant military aggression," according to the reports.

Earlier in November, Yemen's Houthi rebels launched a missile targetting King Khalid International Airport.

The Saudi air defence intercepted the missile and shot it down without causing any damage. (ANI)