Saudi forces intercept Riyadh-bound Houthi missile

A Saudi-led coalition battling Yemen's Houthi rebels says it has intercepted a missile fired from the neighbouring country towards the kingdom's capital, Riyadh.

Houthi rebels said on Tuesday they launched a ballistic missile targeting al-Yamama royal palace to mark 1,000 days since the coalition started its bombing campaign in Yemen.

A Saudi official has disputed this account saying it was directed at residential areas. It was the third missile such attack by the Houthis since beginning of November.

Al Jazeera's Imtiaz Tyab reports.

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