Yemen's Houthi rebels fired missiles at Saudi Arabia's capital in an apparent attempt to target the defense ministry. The recent increase in Houthi attacks could escalate tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran.
Saudi Arabia's air defense forces on Wednesday said they had intercepted three ballistic missiles fired at the capital Riyadh and two other cities by Houthi rebels in Yemen.
The three rockets were shot down above Riyadh and the southern cities of Jizan and Najran, according to state media.
It is the fourth time in five months that missiles have been fired over Riyadh.
The Houthis have said the missile attacks on Saudi Arabia are in retaliation for air raids on Yemen by the Saudi-led coalition. The kingdom's main ally is the United Arab Emirates (UAE) but the coalition also includes eight other mostly Sunni Arab states. It receives logistical and intelligence support from the US, UK and France.