The Saudi Ministry of Defense has intercepted a ballistic missile, fired by the Houthi-controlled Yemeni Airforce, that was heading for the King Khalid International Airport.
The missile was shot down just south-east of the Saudi capital of Riyadh, according to reports by the state-controlled media outlet, Al-Arabiya television.
According to the Yemen foreign ministry, which has been controlled by Houthi rebels since 2015, the attack was a success and that that it “shook the Saudi capital”.
The airport was targeted by a Yemeni-manufactured missile called a ‘Burqan 2H’.
Saudi Arabia has headed a coalition of states currently at war with the Houthi rebels currently in control of Yemen.
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