Houthi missile injures two in latest attacks on Saudi Arabia

Two ballistic missiles launched towards Abu Dhabi were also shot down in early hours of Monday

Cars and buildings damaged by debris from the intercepted Houthi ballistic missile that landed in an industrial area in Dhahran Al Janub, Saudi Arabia. Photo: Saudi Press Agency

A Houthi rocket struck a Saudi city wounding two and another was shot down by coalition air defences causing damage early on Monday in the latest attacks by the Yemeni rebels against the kingdom.

A missile hit an industrial area in a town in the south-western Saudi region of Jazan, causing damage to workshops and civilian vehicles in the area. Two residents, one of Bangladeshi nationality and the other of Sudanese nationality, were injured.

Hours later, air defence teams shot down a missile over the industrial zone of the border town of Dhahran Al Janub. The debris from the missile caused damage on the ground, state media said.

The coalition said it destroyed the ballistic missile launcher used in Monday's intercepted attack in the north-east Yemeni province of Al Jawf.

The coalition also intercepted and destroyed two drones that were launched at the kingdom from Al Jawf province.

Houthi attacks have become increasingly common, with air defence teams intercepting rockets and drones on an almost daily basis.

The Houthi drone and missile programme has, since the war began in 2015, become increasingly sophisticated. Experts and officials say the Yemeni rebels have been aided by Iran and its main proxy Hezbollah.

Two ballistic missiles aimed at Abu Dhabi were also shot down in the early hours of Monday, the UAE Ministry of Defence said.

The ministry said the attack “did not result in any casualties, as the remnants of the intercepted and destroyed ballistic missiles fell in separate areas around the emirate".

Updated: January 25, 2022, 3:41 AM
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