Saudi Arabia intercepts explosive-laden drone launched by Iranian-backed Houthi terrorists

Saudi Arabia intercepts explosive-laden drone launched by Iranian-backed Houthi terrorists

The Saudi Royal Air Force has reportedly intercepted and taken down an anti-aircraft drone carrying explosives from Iranian-backed Yemen’s Houthi terror group.

The drone was targeted at the King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Airport in the south of the kingdom, a tweet by the Saudi Press Agency said.

The aircraft had been targeting the airport in Jizan, close to the border with Yemen, SPA said, citing a statement from a Saudi-led coalition that has been battling the Houthis in Yemen. SPA posted pictures of the drone wreckage on its Twitter feed.

Houthi-run Masirah TV said earlier on Sunday the group had launched a drone strike on military hangars at the airport. The Houthis have stepped up missile and drone attacks on Saudi cities in the past two weeks.

Two oil pumping stations have been attacked by drones last month in Saudi Arabia. The attack came shortly after Houthi terrorists said they had launched attacks on installations in Saudi Arabia and a day after two Saudi oil tankers were attacked near United Arab Emirates territorial waters.