Arab coalition intercepts Houthi ballistic missile, drones launched toward Saudi Arabia

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Arab coalition spokesman Brig. Gen. Turki Al-Maliki. (File/AFP)
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Updated 08 October 2021

Arab coalition intercepts Houthi ballistic missile, drones launched toward Saudi Arabia

Arab coalition intercepts Houthi ballistic missile, drones launched toward Saudi Arabia
  • Four people were injured after a Houthi drone was intercepted at Abha International Airport on Thursday

RIYADH: The Arab coalition intercepted a ballistic missile and two bomb-laden drones launched by the Houthis toward Saudi Arabia’s southwestern city Khamis Mushayt on Thursday.

The coalition said it is taking “operational measures to protect civilians from violations” and futile attempted attacks. 

Earlier on Thursday, four people were slightly injured after a Houthi drone was intercepted at Abha International Airport in southern Saudi Arabia.

Falling debris from the destroyed drone also shattered the glass of some facades.

The coalition said it had destroyed the drone launch site in Yemen’s northwestern Saada governorate.