Riyadh (Debriefer) - The Saudi-led coalition fighting with the Yemeni official government has said its defenses intercepted a bomb-laden drone sent by the Houthi group towards Saudi lands.
The Houthi drone was shot down before reaching its target, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) quoted the coalition spokesman, Turki al-Maliki, as saying.
The Houthis have recently intensified attacks targeting Saudi lands with ballistic missiles and drones.
This new attack comes hours after the Houthi deputy premier for defense and security threatened to hit Saudi deep targets.
Any Saudi-Emirati assault on Marib or other Yemeni city will be met with parallel response, Jalal Rwaishan added.
Riyadh accuses Tehran of providing the Houthi group with military support, including drones and ballistic missiles fired at Saudi cities.
Early this September, the Iranian parliament's deputy speaker for international affairs, Hussein Amir, said Tehran would double support for its allies in the region, including the Houthis, in response to "Israel-Gulf threats" against Iran.