Saudi Arabia intercepts ballistic missile from Yemen

By REUTERS
December 27, 2015 10:41

DUBAI - 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 UN-backed peace talks next month.

"Saudi Air Defense Forces intercepted at about 11 P.M. (2000 GMT) yesterday a Scud missile launched from Sanaa, in Yemeni territory, towards 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 neighbor, none of which have caused any reported casualties.



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