Saudi intercepts Houthi drone
File picture shows an Al Houthi drone intercepted by the Saudi air force. Image Credit: Twitter

Cairo: The Saudi-led coalition said on Saturday it intercepted and destroyed two explosive-laden drones launched towards Saudi Arabia by Yemen’s Iran-aligned Al Houthis.

There was no comment from Al Houthis about the two incidents reported by the state-run Saudi Press Agency, which cited a coalition spokesman.

Yemen has been locked in conflict since 2014 when Al Houthis seized Sanaa, the capital, and then much of the country’s north. Fighting escalated in March 2015 when the Saudi-led coalition intervened to restore the government of President Abd Rabbo Mansour Hadi.