The ballistic missile launched by the militias was intercepted by air defense forces using a surface-to-air Patriot missile, dropping its fragments in an uninhabited area. Meanwhile, a coalition aircraft managed to destroy the launch pad.
In October 2016, Saudi-led coalition announced that the forces intercepted a missile that launched towards Mecca from Yemen.
The missile was destroyed 65 km away from the holiest city for Muslims, while no damages were reported.
Houthis have been targeting Saudi-border cities since the beginning of the war in Yemen.(*)