11 Apr 2018 – 17:45

Houthis target defence ministry in Riyadh; Saudi intercepts missiles

Photo: Twitter


RIYADH: Yemen’s Houthis targeted Saudi Arabia’s defence ministry in Riyadh with ballistic missiles on Wednesday, the armed group’s Al Masirah TV said on Twitter.

There were no immediate reports of damage. Saudi state media said air defence forces had intercepted a missile over the capital.

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Saudi Arabia’s air defence forces intercepted another missile over the southern city of Najran on Wednesday, the Saudi-led coalition said in a statement.

Al Masirah TV said earlier the group had targeted a distribution facility in the city belonging to state oil giant Saudi Aramco. There was no immediate comment from the company.

Saudi Arabia last month said it intercepted seven ballistic missiles fired at Riyadh and other cities by the Houthis, the biggest such barrage since the kingdom went to war against them in March 2015.