Breaking: Four loud explosions heard in Saudi Arabia

Breaking: Four loud explosions heard in Saudi Arabia
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09 May, 2018
Breaking: Four loud explosions heard in Riyadh, after Saudi air defences intercepted suspected Houthi missiles.
Four loud explosions were heard in Riyadh on Wednesday,  after the Saudi air force said it had intercepted two missiles above Riyadh, state-owned Al-Arabiya TV reported.  

Analysts had reported that the missiles came from Yemen.

Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen have fired ballistic missiles into the kingdom in the past, which have been intercepted by Riyadh.

The Houthis have become increasingly daring in their attacks on Saudi Arabia, including attempted strikes on the capital Riyadh. The kingdom has responded to missile attacks with airstrikes.

Saudi Arabia accuses its arch-rival Iran of smuggling missiles to the Houthis - a charge Tehran denies.

The latest explosions come after US president Donald Trump pulled out of a landmark nuclear deal with Iran - a move backed by Riyadh.


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