Saudi woman injured in Houthi attack


RIYADH – A Saudi woman was injured in a rocket attack by the Iran-backed Houthi militias in a village in the southern border region of Najran.

Capt. Abdul Khaliq Ali Al-Qahtani, spokesman of the Civil Defense Directorate in Najran region, said that the Civil Defense received information on Thursday morning about the fall of a rocket fired by Houthis from across the border in a suburban village in Najran.

The woman, who sustained injuries in the attack, was taken to hospital, the Saudi Press Agency reported quoting the spokesman.

Meanwhile, the Saudi Royal Air Defense Forces intercepted a ballistic missile launched by Houthi militias targeting the city of Najran. Col. Turki Al-Maliki, spokesman of the Coalition Forces to restore legitimacy in Yemen, said that the missile was launched on Thursday evening from Saada governorate of Yemen, and it was intercepted and destroyed within Saada governorate itself. There were no casualties in the incident, he said.

Al-Maliki said this hostile action by the Houthi militia proves the Iranian regime’s continued involvement in supporting the armed group in clear and explicit defiance of the UN resolutions with the aim of threatening the security of not only Saudi Arabia but also the region and the world. — SG/SPA