Houthi militants, the Arab Coalition supporting the legitimate government of Yemen, said on Tuesday that it is trying to shoot an airplane carrying explosives at a civilian facility in the province of Najran on the southern border of Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said in a statement that the Saudi-led military coalition spokesman Colonel Turki Al Maliki said the target was a vital facility.
Al-Maliki, “Iran’s Houthi-backed terrorist militants, civilian objects and civilian facilities, as well as civilians and residents of all nations, targeting a real threat to regional and international security, continues to conduct acts of terrorism,” said.
The statement did not mention any casualties and no further details were given.
Earlier Monday, Al-Maliki said Houthis threw two ballistic missiles into the holy city of Mecca and Jeddah but was hit by Saudi air defense forces.
Iranian-backed Houthis threw dozens of missiles at targets in Saudi Arabia, including the capital, Riyadh, because the Arab Coalition intervened in 2015 to reestablish the government of President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, who was in a Houthi coup.