Saudi intercepts ballistic missile near Yemen border
Saudi air defense forces on Friday intercepted a ballistic missile over Najran near the Yemen border at around 0500 GMT, hours after Yemeni rebels said they had launched an attack, AFP reported, citing state media.
The Houthi rebels, locked in a war against Saudi Arabia and its allies, said they had fired a missile at Saudi Arabia's southwestern province of Najran in a statement published by their Al-Masirah TV.
"This hostile act by the Iran-backed Houthis proves the Iranian regime remains implicated in supporting the armed Houthis," coalition spokesman Turki al-Maliki was quoted by Saudi state news agency SPA as saying.
Maliki said the attack "deliberately targeted densely populated civilian areas" and had caused minor damage to the property of a Saudi citizen.