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Ballistic missile intercepted in southern Saudi Arabia

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A ballistic missile from Yemen has been intercepted on Thursday by Saudi air defense forces in southern city of Khamis Mushait in the south western province of Assir.

The missile attack is the second this month since the November 4 missile intercepted near King khalid International Airport in Riyadh.

The Arab League in November 19 cited that since the beggining of conflict in Yemen 78 ballistic missiles have been fired towards Saudi Arabia from Yemen.

Militant media in Yemen said, after the leader of the group threatened Riyadh with retaliation over a blockade : "We confirm the success of our ballistic missile trial, which hit its military target inside Saudi Arabia," the Houthi-run Al-Masira television channel said.

Earlier, the militia chief Abdulmalik al-Houthi warned against "prolonging the blockade" imposed on Yemen following a November 4 Houthi missile attack that was intercepted near Riyadh international airport.

(With AFP)