Saudis intercept new missile fired by Yemen’s Houthis

Saudi air defences on Thursday (April 12th) intercepted a missile fired by Yemen’s Houthis (Ansarallah) at the kingdom's southern city of Jizan, the latest in a string of such attacks, AFP reported.

The missile was fired at Jizan indiscriminately with the aim of hitting civilian areas, Arab coalition spokesman Col. Turki al-Malki told the Saudi Press Agency.

It was intercepted and destroyed by the Royal Saudi Air Defence Forces, with debris falling on residential neighbourhoods, he said, with no reports of any casualties or damage.

The missile was launched from Saada, the stronghold of the Iran-backed Houthis in northern Yemen, he added.

The attack was claimed by the Houthis in their news outlet, Al-Masirah.

The strike comes after Saudi forces on Wednesday said they intercepted ballistic missiles fired at Riyadh and the south of the kingdom by the militia, where two drones also were shot down.

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