Saudi Arabia intercepts ballistic missile near Riyadh

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"Travelers across King Khalid global airport in Riyadh, we assure you that the movement is going on as normal and usual, and trips going according to time", the airport tweeted.

State-run news channel Al-Ekhbariya said the missile "was of limited size (and) no injuries or damage" were reported.

Saudi Arabia said the missile was shot down by its air defense forces, with fragments of the missile landing in an uninhabited area north of the capital. The missile was allegedly aimed at the King Khalid International Airport.

Saudi Arabia has intercepted a ballistic missile from Yemen, reports say, after a loud explosion was heard near Riyadh airport.

Al Jazeera could not independently verify the reports.

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The missile was sacked across Saudi Arabia's southern border by Yemen's Houthi rebels, according to several Houthi-owned media outlets, including Al-Masirah and SABA.

"If the Iranians have supplied a long distance missile, which is the only explanation really, then the big question is how will the Saudis respond".

It is believed to have been fired from Yemen, where a military alliance led by Saudi Arabia has launched thousands of air strikes against the armed Houthi movement, which now controls much of the country.

Saudi Arabia's southern neighbour Yemen has been torn apart by a war between the Saudi-backed government of President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi and Houthi rebels.

At least 40 Houthi rebels were killed in clashes with government forces in the southwestern province of Taiz, the Yemeni army said Saturday.

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