S.Arabia says it intercepts bomb-laden Yemen rebel drone

DUBAI      –    Saudi Arabia says it has intercepted a drone launched by Yemen’s Houthi rebels targeting “civilian infrastructure” in the kingdom.

The announcement on the state-run Saudi Press Agency early Tuesday did not identify what the drone targeted.

The drones hit the targets in the airport and the power plant, the television said, citing a statement by the group’s military spokesman.

The attacks forced air traffic to temporarily halt, it added.

However, Saudi Arabia said “it intercepted what appeared like a drone over Abha airport,”.

  adding that its airport functions normally, according to Saudi-owned Al Arabiya television.

The Houthi’s Al-Masirah satellite television station said the Houthis sought to again target Abha regional airport, which they’ve hit several times in recent weeks, as well as a power station in Abha.


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