Saudi Arabia has intercepted a long-range missile that targeted King Khaled International airport in the capital Riyadh on 4 November.

The Iran-backed Houthi rebel group claimed responsibility for firing the long-range Burkan H2 ballistic missile from Yemen, according to Qatar-based news agency Al-Jazeera and local media reports in Iran.

Videos emerging on social media late on the evening of 4 November showed interceptor missiles being launched from Riyadh, followed by a series of loud explosions.

Authorities in Saudi Arabia shortly confirmed that the missile was shot down near the capital, with some fragments from the explosion landing on the airport.

MEED understands the air traffic at the airport has not been disrupted.

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