Location map of Najran, Saudi Arabia. Image Credit: Google maps

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia's air defence forces intercepted and destroyed a ballistic missile fired by Yemen's Houthis in the southern city of Najran, wounding 26 people with shrapnel, Saudi civil defence said on Wednesday.

Two children were among the wounded from the missile that was intercepted over the southern Saudi city of Najran, said a coalition statement published by the Saudi state media.

The Saudi-led coalition fighting the Houthis said the missile launched from Saada province had been detected at 20.08 (1708 GMT).