Riyadh: Saudi Arabia’s air defence forces intercepted a missile launched towards the kingdom’s southwestern Jizan region by Yemen’s Iran-backed Al Houthi movement, state media said on Tuesday.

The Al Houthi-run Al Masirah TV said earlier that a Badr 1 missile had targeted Jizan Economic City, where Saudi Aramco is building a 400,000-barrel-per-day refinery that is expected to become fully operational in 2019.

There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

The Iran-aligned Al Houthis, who control Yemen’s capital Sana’a, have fired dozens of missiles into the kingdom in recent months. Most of the missiles have been intercepted by the Saudi military.