Yemen‘s Houthi militia said they fired an explosives-laden drone at King Khalid’s airbase in the southwestern Saudi Arabian town of Khamis Mushait on Saturday.
“The shot was correct,” Houthi military spokesman Yehya Sarea said in a statement reported by the rebel group’s al-Masirah TV.
Saudi Arabia has not commented on the alleged attack.
Cross-border missile and drone attacks by the Iranian-backed Houthis have intensified since February, when the group launched a major offensive against the Saudi-backed Yemeni government army to capture the oil-rich province of Marib, in central Yemen.
Yemen has been embroiled in civil war since late 2014, when the Houthi militia seized control of several northern provinces and forced the internationally recognized government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi to leave the capital Sana’a.
The Saudi-led Arab coalition intervened in the Yemeni conflict in March 2015 to support Hadi’s government. (Xinhua / NAN)
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