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Saudi intercepts another missile attack from Yemen targeting ‘civilian targets’

Saudi intercepts another missile attack from Yemen targeting ‘civilian targets’

The missile was launched towards the kingdom’s southern region on Sunday

The Saudi-led Arab coalition intercepted and destroyed a ballistic missile launched toward “civilian targets” in the kingdom’s southern region on Sunday, the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

In a brief statement, Turki Al-Malki, the official spokesman of the coalition said: “Joint coalition forces have intercepted and destroyed this afternoon [Sunday] a ballistic missile launched by the terrorist Houthi militia toward civilians and civilian objects in the [southern region].”

The latest attacks comes after the coalition intercepted and destroyed an armed drone and two ballistic missiles launched toward southern Saudi Arabia on Thursday.

The attacks also drew condemnation from the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation.

Saudi has seen a string of attacks launched by the Houthis in recent months.

Last month, the Saudi-led coalition intercepted and destroyed six ‘bomb-laden’ drones and two ballistic missiles launched towards the kingdom. In June as well, Saudi forces destroyed eight ‘bomb-laden’ drones and three ballistic missiles launched from Yemen.

In late March, two civilians in Riyadh were “slightly injured” after being hit by the debris of a ballistic missile fired from Yemen.

The missile, which was intercepted and destroyed by the Royal Saudi Air Defense, exploded in mid-air over residential districts.

Read: Saudi destroys missile launched towards Riyadh, two injured

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