The Arab Coalition intercepted, and destroyed an explosive-laden drone launched by Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi militia toward Saudi Arabia’s Khamis Mushait, the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported on late Sunday night.
“The Houthi terrorist militia continued its attempts to target civilians and civilian objects. We are taking operational measures to protect civilians and civilian objects from terrorist attacks,” the statement issued by the Arab Coalition added.
A city located in the southwest of Saudi Arabia, Khamis Mushait is home to the King Khalid Air Base.
Yemen’s Houthi movement regularly launch drones and missiles into Saudi Arabia, many of which Riyadh has intercepted.
Several attacks have previously hit Abha International Airport, which is about 120 kilometer (75 miles) from the border with Yemen.