Yemen's Houthi rebels deny links with blast reportedly heard over Saudi capital early Saturday

Saudi Arabia intercepted a "hostile target" over Riyadh on Saturday, the kingdom's state media report.

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According to the state-run Al Ekhbariya channel, the Saudi-led coalition against the Yemeni Houthi rebels  "intercepted and destroyed a hostile air target going towards" the Saudi capital.

The statement did not specify what type of munition or aircraft was downed and did not point at any parties as responsible.

AFP reporters on the ground confirmed that a blast was heard over the Saudi capital early on Saturday. Read more at i24