The Arab Coalition destroyed a second explosive-laden bomb, launched by the Iran-backed Houthi militia towards Saudi Arabia, just hours after an earlier attack was intercepted, the coalition’s spokesman Colonel Turki al-Maliki said in a statement on Friday.
The first drone was heading towards the Kingdom’s southern region, near the Yemeni border, and was a deliberate attempt to attack civilians in the area, al-Maliki.
The failed attack is the latest in the series of attempted attack launched by the Houthis in recent weeks. The terrorist group has been ramping up its efforts to strike Saudi Arabia and several areas in Yemen outside its control.
Iran has been backing the Houthis in Yemen’s civil war against the internationally-recognized government.
Currently, the Houthis have control of the Yemeni capital Sanaa, while the government is based in the city of Aden.