5 Saudis wounded in debris from intercepted Houthi drone

Saudi air defences intercepted two drones launched by the Iran-backed Houthis (Ansarallah) from neighbouring Yemen but debris wounded five civilians, including a child, AFP reported Wednesday (April 3rd).

The drones targeted Khamis Mushayt, home to a major airbase in the south-west of the kingdom, Arab coalition spokesman Col. Turki al-Maliki said in a statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency.

"At 9:35 p.m. on Tuesday, the Royal Saudi Air Defence systems detected two unidentified objects headed towards civilian (areas)," he said, adding that they were "intercepted and destroyed".

The Houthis have repeatedly fired ballistic missiles into Saudi Arabia.

The kingdom has said the missiles were all intercepted by air defences.

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