Saudi Arabia intercepts 2 Yemen rebel drones
Saudi Arabia says it intercepted two drones launched by Yemen's Iranian-backed Houthi rebels targeting the kingdom.
The Houthi's Al-Masirah satellite news channel late Saturday said the rebels targeted Saudi airports in Abha and Jizan with Qasef-2K drones.
The kingdom's state-run Saudi Press Agency quoted military spokesman Col. Turki al-Maliki as saying the country intercepted two drones launched by the Houthis, which caused no damage or casualties.
The Iran-backed Houthis have increasingly used drones to target southern Saudi Arabia, including two recent strikes on the Abha airport, which killed one person and wounded over 30.
A Saudi-led coalition has been fighting the Houthis since March 2015, with their airstrikes internationally criticised for killing civilians.
The drone attacks have increased tension on the gulf region amid US - Iranian showdown.