Saudi Arabia intercepted a ballistic missile fired from Yemen near its capital Riyadh on Saturday.
A loud explosion was heard by witnesses near the capital’s international airport, with Al-Arabiya news broadcaster quoting Saudi defense officials who said the missile was taken out northeast of the capital.
Local media report that the missile left no damage.
A TV channel often linked to Houthi rebels in Yemen said the missile was fired at the King Khalid International Airport.
The Houthis has fired a missile towards the capital before in May of this year a day before United States President Donald Trump was due to visit but it was also shot own some 200 km from the city.
Saudi Arabia is leading a international air coalition against the Houthi rebels that has bombed their positions since 2015.
More details to follow. Image 1 of King Khalid International Airport.