Saudi Arabia intercepts two Houthi missiles

Saudi soldiers take their position at Saudi Arabia's border with Yemen April 6, 2015. (File photo: Reuters)

Saudi Arabia has intercepted two ballistic missiles fired by Houthi militias from Yemen, according to the Saudi Press Agency.

The Saudi military said early on Monday that it stopped one missile fired toward Marib in Yemen and a second targeting the Saudi city of Taif.

Saudi state television aired a brief clip of what appeared to be a projectile landing in Taif and the flash of an explosion, following by images of emergency vehicles. The military said the missiles caused no damage.

A Saudi-led Arab coalition has been battling Shiite Houthi militias in Yemen since March 2015.

Houthi militias, as well as their allies are known to have a stockpile of Soviet-era Scud missiles and locally designed variants.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:48 - GMT 06:48