JEDDAH: A drone launched by the Iran-backed Houthi militia in Yemen towards Saudi Arabia was intercepted on Wednesday, the Arab coalition said.
The drone was shot down at 10:20 p.m. in Yemeni airspace after it was launched from a site north of the capital Sanaa.
It is the latest in a string of attacks by the Houthis using explosive "kamikaze" drones. One person was killed and seven others were wounded on Sunday when the militants attacked Saudi Arabia's Abha airport. It follows an attack on the same target earlier this month that injured 26 people.
Coalition spokesman Col. Turki Al-Maliki said "terrorist Houthis continue to launch drones to carry out hostile and terrorist acts by targeting civilians and civilian installations.
The coalition, which includes Saudi Arabia, intervened in the Yemen war in 2015 in support of the Internationally recognized government after the Houthis overran Sanaa and launched an offensive to seize Aden.