(THE GUARDIAN) — Saudi Arabia intercepted and destroyed a “ballistic missile” north-east of the capital, Riyadh, on Saturday after it was launched from Yemen, Saudi state media reported. “Saudi air defence intercepts ballistic missile northeast of Riyadh,” it said.

State-run news channel Al-Ekhbariya said the missile “was of limited size (and) no injuries or damage” was reported. The missile was destroyed near Riyadh’s King Khaled international airport, which was functioning normally, it added.

Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi rebels claimed they had fired the missile, targeting the airport, the Houthi Al-Masirah television said.

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