Riyadh: Saudi air defences intercepted a missile launched towards Jazan by the Iran-backed Al Houthis on Sunday, a spokesman for the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen said.

Col. Turki Al Malki, the Colaition’s official spokesman, said the missile launched from Yemen’s Saada province deliberately targeted civilian and populated areas, the Saudi Press Agency reported.

The missile interception resulted in shattered fragments falling over residential districts without causing any injuries.

Col. Al Turki said: “This hostile act by the Iran-backed Houthi militias proves the continuing involvement of the Iranian regime in supporting the Houthi militias equipped with qualitative capabilities in a flagrant and explicit violation of the two UN resolutions No. 2216 and 2231 aiming to threaten the security of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as well as the regional and international security and that launching ballistic missiles towards densely populated cities and villages is considered contradictory to the humanitarian international law.”