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Saudi Arabia Intercepts Ballistic Missile from Yemen

National Yemen
Written by Fakhri Al-Arashi

DUBAI (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia said it intercepted a Scud ballistic missile fired from Yemen on Saturday, according to a statement on the Saudi state news agency SPA, an attack which threatens a fragile ceasefire ahead of renewed U.N.-backed peace talks next month.

“Saudi Air Defence Forces intercepted at about 11 P.M. (2000 GMT) yesterday a Scud missile launched from Sanaa, in Yemeni territory, toward the city of Najran … the air force immediately destroyed the rocket launch platform,” the Saudi statement said.

Yemen’s state news agency said the target was a Saudi national guard base.

The attack is the latest of several ballistic missile strikes by Yemeni forces on its northern neighbour, none of which have caused any reported casualties.