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OIC deplores Houthi attack on Riyadh

JEDDAH, March 29 (KUNA) -- The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Sunday emphatically condemned a recent ballistic missile attack by Yemeni Houthi militia on Riyadh.
Decrying the "terrorist attack", which injured two people in the Saudi capital, OIC Secretary General Yousef Al-Othaimeen said in a statement the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) should shoulder its due responsibility by taking some action against these terrorist acts.
He regretted that this "criminal and terrorist" act came while the entire world was doing as a united group in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
The OIC chief restated backing to everything the Saudi-led coalition is doing to neutralize and destroy the Houthi militia's ballistic missile capability with a view to protecting civilians and safeguarding regional and international security.
Two civilians were slightly injured by the shrapnel of ballistic missiles fired by Houthi militias against Riyadh on Saturday, but was intercepted and destroyed by the Saudi air defense forces, the civil aviation said.
Mohammad Al-Hammadi, spokesman of the civil aviation in Riyadh, said civil defense teams rushed to populated areas in Riyadh where the shrapnel fell and slightly injured two civilians. (end) nsa.mt