On December 19, Yemen’s Houthi forces launched a Burkan-2 ballistic missile at the Saudi capital, Riyadh.
The pro-Houthi media claimed that the missile hit Al Yamama Royal Palace in Riyadh. The Saudi state-run media said that the missile was intercepted south of the capital.
#BREAKING Saudi intercepts Yemen rebel missile over Riyadh: state media
— AFP news agency (@AFP) 19 December 2017
Meanwhile, local sources reported a balst in the capital.
— Manal H. AlJeffrey (@taioba525) 19 December 2017
The photos below allgedly shows the interception of the missile.
— tahtakuslar (@taylieli) 19 December 2017
Previously, the Houthis launched a ballistic missile at Riyadh International Airport on November 4. Then, Saudi Arabia also claimed that the missile was intercepted. However, details that appeared later allowed to suggest that the missile could hit a target near the runway.