Saudi forces intercept missile fired from Yemen

Yemen army thwarts Houthi attacks in Taiz, kills 40

Yemen army thwarts Houthi attacks in Taiz, kills 40

Saudi air defence forces, quoted by broadcaster Al-Arabiya, said they intercepted the missile north-east of the capital.

Saudi Arabia said its forces have intercepted a ballistic missile fired from Yemen towards one of the kingdom's major worldwide airports on the outskirts of the capital, Riyadh.

"And then we have a claim from Houthi rebels in Yemen that they fired a long-range missile at Riyadh and the Saudi air defence forces saying it has intercepted a long distance missile that it believes was sacked from Yemen".

The attack came after the Houthi militia failed to launch a missile at Saudi Arabia on October 30.

A loud explosion has been heard near Riyadh's airport.

It is unclear if any damage was caused or if there have been any casualties. Riyadh is about 620 miles (1,000 kilometers) north of the border with Yemen.

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In the past, Saudi Arabia has accused its rival, Shiite power Iran, of training and helping arm the rebels.

A long-range ballistic missile was sacked at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh, the Houthi TV channel Al-Masirah reported. Tehran denies the charges and says it only provides political support.

A Saudi-led coalition intervened in 2015 to prop up Hadi's government after the Houthis seized the capital Sanaa.

The Saudi-led coalition has also implemented an air and sea blockade on Yemen.

Rebels continue to hold much of Yemen and the United Nations has warned the country is on the brink of starvation.

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