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Yemen's Houthis announce missile attack on Riyadh

IANS  |  Sanaa 

Yemen's Shia Houthi rebels fired a barrage of ballistic missiles on the and in Saudi border region of Najran, the said in a statement on Wednesday.

"The rocketry forces of the Yemeni (Houthi) army and popular forces have already fired a barrage of long-range ballistic missiles, Burkan-H2, toward the headquarters of the Saudi Defense Ministry in the capital Riyadh," said the statement, which is posted on the Houthi-controlled state news agency.

"Other several ballistic missiles were fired toward the headquarters of the Saudi in Saudi border region of Najran," cited the as saying.

said the barrage of missiles also targeted Abdullah city in the Saudi border province of

Though, the Saudi-run Al Arabiya television channel reported that Saudi air defence forces had intercepted and destroyed several ballistic missiles over the capital Riyadh, and southern provinces of and Najran.

Hours earlier, the Houthis said that they had launched drone air strikes on a facility run by in Najran and on a civil airport in Abha city in the Saudi border province of

However, the tweeted that its establishments were operating "normally and safely."



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First Published: Thu, April 12 2018. 02:46 IST