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Saudi Arabia Shoots Down Missiles Over Capital, Yemen Border City

DUBAI—Saudi air defenses shot down ballistic missiles fired at the country’s capital and a city along its southern border with Yemen, according to Saudi officials, who blamed Iran-backed Houthi forces in Yemen.

Residents in Riyadh heard loud booms late Saturday night as Saudi defenses intercepted at least one ballistic missile, the officials said. Saudi defenses also shot down at least one missile fired at Jizan, a Saudi city near Yemen, they added.

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