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Saudi Air Defenses Intercept 3 Houthi Ballistic Missiles

Saudi Air Defenses Intercept 3 Houthi Ballistic Missiles

Yemen's Houthis targeted Saudi Arabia's defence ministry in Riyadh with ballistic missiles on Wednesday, the armed group's Al Masirah TV said on Twitter.

There was no immediate comment from the government but according to Saudi news channel al-Arabiya, the explosions were caused by the Saudi air defence intercepting a rocket.

While Saudi Arabia and its allies have been able to recover areas in southern Yemen from the Houthis, the rebels still control the capital Sana'a and territories in the north.

As the announcement on the missile interceptions emerged, Malki also said in a separate statement that Saudi air defenses had shot down two unmanned Yemeni drones Wednesday in southern Saudi Arabia.

Videos published on social media showed clouds of smoke in the sky above the capital.

Officials of 2 Koreas discuss setting up hotline
But Pyongyang has affirmed Kim's willingness to put the denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula on the table, the sources said. Both sides have met several times in a third country to determine a location for the historic summit, USA officials told CNN .

Colonel Turki al-Maliki, the spokesman for the Arab Coalition Forces fighting in Yemen, said that at 7:40 am local time air defense systems detected an object and dealt with it accordingly.

The facility reportedly belonged to the oil massive Saudi Aramco. Tehran and the Houthis have repeatedly denied the allegations.

The missiles were directed towards the capital Riyadh and cities of Jizan and Najran.

The Houthis claimed attacks on Abha airport and Saudi Aramco, located in Jizan, via Al-Masirah, publishing an infographic of the "Qasef 1" drone.

In retaliation, the Houthis have launched dozens of missiles at the kingdom.

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