Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi group fired two ballistic missiles which landed in uninhabited border areas of southern Saudi Arabia on Monday, claimed the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen.
“We are taking operational measures to neutralize and destroy sources of threat to protect civilians,” the coalition said. It later also said that it had destroyed a bunker of ballistic missiles and launch pads in the northern Yemeni province of Saada, from which the missiles had been launched.
A military spokesman for the Houthi group on Tuesday said their armed forces also fired drones at the King Khalid airbase in Khamis Mushait, situated in southern Saudi, and claimed to have hit it. The UN and the US have urged the Houthis to turn to negotiations rather than military escalation.