Ballistic missile intercepted over Abha

Remnants of an earlier missile fired by Houthis. — File photo

Riyadh — Saudi air defense forces intercepted a ballistic missile on Saturday above the southwestern Saudi city of Abha, according to an Al Arabiya TV.

Saudi forces on Friday intercepted five drones launched by Iran-backed Houthi militias, an Arab-led military coalition said.

The drones targeted Abha airport, where a Houthi missile on Wednesday left 26 civilians wounded, and the nearby city of Khamis Mushait, which houses a major airbase, the coalition said.