Saudi Arabia intercepts ballistic missile over Najran city fired from Yemen – military

Saudi air defenses on Friday intercepted a ballistic missile over the southern city of Najran after it was fired from rebel-held territory in neighboring Yemen, according to a Saudi-led military coalition. Debris from the missile landed in residential areas of Najran without causing casualties, coalition spokesman Turki al-Maliki said. Yemen’s Houthi rebels claimed the attack via their news outlet Al-Masirah, saying the ‘Badr 1’ missile had targeted Najran, AFP reports. A Houthi missile was intercepted over Jizan on Thursday after a similar strike on the southern city on Monday, according to Maliki. There were no casualties. Saudi Arabia accuses its regional rival Iran of supplying the Houthis with ballistic missiles, a charge Tehran denies.