Egypt condemns Houthi missile attacks on Saudi Arabia

Menna Alaa El-Din , Monday 30 Mar 2020

The debris of ballistic missiles which Saudi-led coalition spokesman, Colonel Turki al-Malki, says were launched by Yemen's Houthi group towards the capital Riyadh are displayed at a news conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia March 29, 2020. (Photo: Reuters)

Egypt condemned “in the strongest terms” ballistic missile attacks claimed by Yemen’s Iran-backed Houthi group against Saudi Arabia on Saturday, which injured at least two civilians.

The Egyptian foreign ministry affirmed in a statement late on Sunday “Egypt's support for all necessary measures to preserve the security and stability of the kingdom.”

Saudi Arabia said its air defenses intercepted the two ballistic missiles launched towards the Saudi capital Riyadh and the southwestern city of Jazan, north of the border with Yemen.

Two civilians suffered minor injuries from the falling debris of an intercepted missile, which exploded in mid-air over residential districts in Riyadh, the Saudi state news agency (SPA) reported.

Hundreds of missiles and drones have been launched by Houthis across the border, mostly targeting nearby military and civilian targets.

The last attempted strike on the capital was in June 2018.

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