The Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina received with concern the news of the latest rocket attacks on the capital of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh and the city of Jizan, on March 28th, 2020.
The Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina condemns these attacks and reiterates its call for an end to any violence and supports United Nations efforts to find a political solution to the crisis in Yemen, Bosnian Presidency said in a press release.
Saudi Arabia’s air defences intercepted two ballistic missiles above the kingdom’s capital, Riyadh, and the southern city of Jizan, the first attack on the kindom’s capital in more than a year, Al Jazeera reports.
Military spokesman Turki al-Malki, in a statement quoted by the Saudi Press Agency, blamed the foiled assaults on Yemen’s Houthi rebels and said the missiles were destroyed at 23:23 (20:23 GMT) on Saturday.
Al-Malki said the interception of the missiles resulted in “debris scattering on some residential areas” in Riyadh and Jizan.
The SPA later said “two civilians were slightly injured due to the falling of the intercepted missile’s debris as it exploded in mid-air over residential districts”. Residents in Riyadh reported at least three blasts late on Saturday, followed by emergency vehicle sirens in some northern districts.
Saudi-owned Al-Arabiya television said US Patriot missile defence systems were used in the interception.
Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthis battling the Saudi-led coalition have launched hundreds of missiles and drones across the border, mostly at nearby military and civilian targets, but also at Riyadh.
The city is about 1,000km (620 miles) north of the border with Yemen, and the last attempted attack on the capital was in June 2018.