Egyptian killed, two wounded by shrapnel of Houthi missiles targeting Riyadh

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The Saudi Civil Defense stated that an Egyptian resident was killed and the two others wounded in Riyadh, following the fall of Houthi missiles’ flying shrapnel.

The spokesman of the Civil Defense in Riyadh, Maj. Mohammed Al-Hammadi, that the civil defense teams in the city of Riyadh observed on Sunday evening, the fall of fragments of ballistic missiles on residential neighborhoods in different locations following their destruction.

Saudi forces intercepted seven Yemeni rebel missiles on Sunday, including over the capital Riyadh, in a deadly escalation on the eve of the third anniversary of the Saudi-led coalition's intervention in Yemen.

The Iran-aligned Houthi rebels fired three missiles at Riyadh and four others at the southern cities of Khamis Mushait, Jizan and Najran, with the coalition saying they all targeted populated areas.

"This aggressive and hostile action by the Iran-backed Houthi group proves that the Iranian regime continues to support the armed group with military capabilities," Arab Coalition spokesman Turki al-Malki said.

"The firing of multiple ballistic missiles towards cities is a serious development."

The shrapnel fell on a residential house causing the death of a resident and injury of two others, all of them of Egyptian nationality.

(With AFP)

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