June 23, 2020 / 8:37 AM / 19 days ago

Yemen's Houthis targeted Riyadh with missiles and drones, says spokesman

DUBAI (Reuters) - Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi group used ballistic missiles and drones in an attack on Saudi Arabia’s capital Riyadh on Tuesday, targeting the defence ministry and a military base, the movement’s military spokesman said in a televised speech.

The Saudi-led coalition engaged in Yemen said earlier it had intercepted a ballistic missile fired towards Riyadh. There was no immediate confirmation by the coalition or Saudi authorities that the defence ministry or King Salman Air Force Base had been targeted as stated by the Houthi spokesman.

Reporting by Aziz El Yaakoubi; Editing by Alex Richardson

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