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Saudi forces intercept ballistic missile targeting Holy Makkah

JEDDAH, Oct 27 (KUNA) -- The Air Defense Force intercepted a ballistic missile fired by the Yemeni Ansarullah militia from Sa'da governorate towards the Holy Makkah region on Thursday.
The missile was intercepted and destroyed nearly 65 km. away from the western Saudi Arabian region without leaving any damage, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported, citing a statement by the command of the Saudi-led coalition supporting legitimacy in Yemen.
The warplanes of the coalition forces responded to the attack by hitting and destroying the site of the launch pad of the missile, according to the statement.
A similar missile attack by the Yemeni Houthi militia targeted Al-Taif city, in the southern part of Holy Makkah region and the missile was destroyed by the Saudi air defense. (end) nh.gb