The missile attack is being blamed on Iran-backed anti-western Islamists known as the Houthis, based in neighboring Yemen.
Saudi air defenses were reported as having intercepted three missiles flying over the capital Riyadh and the southern cities of Jizan and Najran.
Alhumdillah The saudi army has successfully intercepted a ballistic missile in the riyadh #saudiarmy #riyadh #riyadhnow #الرياض_الان
I hope everyone is safe and fine many prayers to the brave and strong army ❤️ 🇸🇦🇸🇦🇸🇦🇸🇦 #الرياض pic.twitter.com/n1ThqBpO1r
— Adnan (@adii_khaan) March 25, 2018
Saudi-owned broadcaster Al Arabiya TV confirmed Saudi Arabia had been forced to intercept the weapons as it headed towards the southern city of Jizan.