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Saudi-led coalition says shot down missile aimed Jizan province

Saudi air defence systems shot down a ballistic missile, state media reported, which the Yemeni Army allies of the country`s dominant Houthi group said had been fired towards oil installations in the southern part of the kingdom.

Reuters| Updated: Dec 22, 2015, 12:08 PM IST

Dubai: Saudi air defence systems shot down a ballistic missile, state media reported, which the Yemeni Army allies of the country`s dominant Houthi group said had been fired towards oil installations in the southern part of the kingdom.

Saudi Arabia`s state news agency SPA quoted a coalition spokesman as saying that the missile was intercepted after it was fired late on Monday night towards the city of Jizan.

The Houthi-run Saba news agency quoted the spokesman of the Yemeni Army, Brigadier General Sharaf Luqman, as saying that the missile, which was directed at the Saudi Aramco oil company`s compound in Jizan, "hit its target accurately".