At least one ballistic missile and a rocket have been intercepted over the Saudi capital Riyadh and the southern city of Jazan, Saudi state media claimed.
According to, Al Arabiya TV, “two rockets” were intercepted late on March 28 citing its correspondent and sources. At the same time, state-run Al-Ekhbariya television reported that a “ballistic missile” has been intercepted and destroyed over Riyadh.
AFP says its reporters in Riyadh have heard three explosions.
The SPA later said “two civilians were slightly injured due to the falling of the intercepted missile’s debris as it exploded in mid-air over residential districts”.
It appears that #Riyadh is safe now after #missile attack. Saudis say rockets which penetrated deep into the #KSA were intercepted over capital. But a trending hashtag # #الرياض_الان urges #Saudis not to post any picture or footage from streets! pic.twitter.com/nwT5lcC5Xk
— Habib Abdolhossein (@HAbdolhossein) March 28, 2020
No one has claimed responsibility for the missile or rocket attacks on Riyadh. Nonetheless, Saudi Arabia has been frequently targeted by Yemen’s Houthis (Ansar Allah).
It should be noted that the pro-Houthi media reproted that the air defense force of the Yemeni movement had launched missiles at Saudi warplanes over Yemen last night. Saudi warplanes may have been in Yemeni airspace to carry out strikes in response to the missile attack.
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