Saudi Press Agency SPA said the Scud was intercepted by two Patriot missile near the southern Saudi city of Khamis Mesheit. The Scud was fired from Saada, the Huthi stronghold in northern Yemen.
Yemen’s official news agency Saba said that the Scud was fired at prince Khaled Air Base in Khamis Mesheit and hit its target.
Saudi authorities also said they had foiled a ground attack by elite Yemeni troops loyal to former president Saleh, a Huthi ally, in the southern border region of Jizan. Four Saudi military personnel were killed during the fighting.
File photo: Scud missile