UPDATE: Saudi sources claim that four missiles were intercepted.
On April 28, Yemen’s Houthis launched at least 8 Badr-1 ballistic missiles at “economic and vital targets” in the southwestern Saudi province of Jizan, according to the pro-Houthis al-Masirah television network.
Al-Masirah added that all the missiles had hit their targets. However, no details were provided on on the exact locations of the targets and the possible casualties and the extent of damage caused.
The Houthis has recently vowed to avenge the killing of one of their top leaders, Saleh al-Samad, in a Saudi airstrike last week. The April 28 missile strike may be considered as one of the actions carried out in response to the death of Saleh al-Samad.
On April 23, the Houthis launched two Badr 1-type ballistic missiles at oil facilities belong to Saudi Arabia’s energy giant Aramco in Jizan. The missile strike followed Saudi-led coalition strikes on a wedding ceremony in Yemen’s Hajjah on April 22. These strikes killed about 30-40 civilians, including women and children.