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Saudi Arabia says Yemen fired a missile aimed at an airport near its capital

Saudi Arabia says Yemen fired a missile aimed at an airport near its capital
From CBC - November 4, 2017

Saudi Arabia's air defence forces intercepted a ballistic missile fired from Yemen over the capital Riyadh on Saturday, state news agencies reported.

The missile was brought down near King Khaled Airport on the northern outskirts of the city and did not cause any casualties, said state-owned Al Ekhbariya TV.

Rocket fragments fell near the airport grounds, but air traffic carried on normally, the civil aviation authority said on its Twitter account.

Residents of northern Riyadh reported hearing a single deafening explosion that rattled windows around 8:20 p.m. local time, followed by rumbling and sounds of low-flying aircraft.

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"We heard an enormous loud boom and went outside, then heard a low rumbling noise like thunder and six to 12 smaller explosions," one resident told Reuters.

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