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This file picture shows Al Houthis firing missiles at Saudi Arabia. Image Credit: Al Arabiya

Cairo: An Arab Saudi-led alliance, fighting Al Houthis in Yemen, has intercepted and destroyed a ballistic missile fired by the Iran-aligned militia towards the kingdom, a spokesman for the coalition said Saturday.

The missile was launched Saturday morning from Yemen's rebel-controlled province of Saada in the direction of the city of Najran in southern Saudi Arabia, the alliance's spokesman Col. Turki Al Maliki added, according to the Saudi news agency SPA.

Some civilians were slightly injured by the shrapnel of the missile.

A total of 312 ballistic missiles, fired by Al Houthis in the direction of the kingdom, have been intercepted so far, he said.