Saudi ‘intercepts Yemen rebel missile over Riyadh’
Yemen’s Houthi movement fired a ballistic missile towards the Saudi capital Riyadh targeting a meeting of Saudi leaders at a royal palace on Tuesday, its spokesman said.
Mohammed Abdussalam said on Twitter that a Volcano 2-H ballistic missile was fired towards al-Yamama royal palace.
Saudi air defences intercepted the missile, Saudi-owned channel al-Arabiya reported in a news flash quoting a Saudi-led military coalition.
Reuters reporters heard a blast in Riyadh on Tuesday and saw a plume of smoke rising above the Saudi capital.
The plume of smoke appeared to be rising from the northeast of the capital.
The coalition is battling the armed Houthi movement in neighbouring Yemen. The Houthis said earlier they had fired a missile towards Riyadh.
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