The Saudi military has intercepted a ballistic missile over the country’s capital of Riyadh, the Saudi Press Agency reported on May 9. According to the report, the missile was launched from the Yemeni province of Saada by the Houthis.
Meanwhile, reports appeared that several loud booms were heard in Riyadh’s city center. Writer Saleh Al Hanaki wrote on Twitter that he heard sounds like explosions or “bumping into the ground.”
سمعنا دوي اصوات
ما ادري وش قصتها
كأنها انفجارات او ارتطام بالارض
— صالح الحناكي (@SA_ALHENAKI) 9 May 2018
On the same day, the pro-Houthis Al-Masirah TV also reported that the movement’s forces had carried out a missile attack on an air defense camp in the Saudi province of Jizan using a Badr 1 missile. The media outlet said that the missile had hit the target.