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Saudi Forces Intercept Missiles Over Riyadh, Jazan: Sate Media

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Saudi Forces Intercept Missiles Over Riyadh, Jazan: Sate Media

A photo distributed by the Houthi Military Media Unit shows the launch by Houthi forces of a ballistic missile aimed at Saudi Arabia on March 25, 2018 (Reuters)

At least one ballistic missile and a rocket have been intercepted over the Saudi capital Riyadh and the southern city of Jazan, Saudi state media claimed.

According to, Al Arabiya TV, “two rockets” were intercepted late on March 28 citing its correspondent and sources. At the same time, state-run Al-Ekhbariya television reported that a “ballistic missile” has been intercepted and destroyed over Riyadh.

AFP says its reporters in Riyadh have heard three explosions.

The SPA later said “two civilians were slightly injured due to the falling of the intercepted missile’s debris as it exploded in mid-air over residential districts”.

No one has claimed responsibility for the missile or rocket attacks on Riyadh. Nonetheless, Saudi Arabia has been frequently targeted by Yemen’s Houthis (Ansar Allah).

It should be noted that the pro-Houthi media reproted that the air defense force of the Yemeni movement had launched missiles at Saudi warplanes over Yemen last night. Saudi warplanes may have been in Yemeni airspace to carry out strikes in response to the missile attack.

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