Saudi Arabia has announced its forces had intercepted a number of ballistic missiles fired by Houthi rebels towards several locations in the kingdom.
A spokesperson for the Saudi-led coalition said in a statement that Saudi air defence intercepted seven missiles, three of which were headed towards Riyadh.
ColonelA�Turki al-MalikiA�also said that an Egyptian resident was killed as a result of shrapnel -A�the first death in Riyadh since the country’s military campaign was launched three years ago in Yemen – while several others were injured.
Al Masirah, a TV network run by the Houthis, reported that the rebels fired other missiles at airports in the southern Saudi cities of Abha, Jizan and Najran.
Muhammad al-Bukhaiti, a spokesman for the Houthis, told Al Jazeera thatA�the attack was inA�”response to the bombing of Yemeni cities, and siege of the Yemeni people”.