A ballistic missile was launched towards Saudi Arabia’s capital of Riyadh on Monday, Saudi state TV reported.

The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen reportedly said Saudi defenses intercepted the missile.

Minutes later, a second missile was intercepted above Riyadh, according to Saudi state TV.

The missiles, reportedly fired from Yemen, comes as Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthis stepped up cross-border attacks on Saudi Arabia using armed drones.

Over the past 24 hours, the Saudi coalition had carried out 47 airstrikes against Houthi targets in Marib.

Source » jpost