According to Houthi-run Al-Masira tv, Yemen’s rebel ballistic missile has hit a military target in Saudi Arabia.
“We confirm the success of our ballistic missile trial, which hit its military target inside Saudi Arabia,” the Houthi-run Al-Masira television channel said.
However, the spokesman for the Saudi-led military coalition fighting the Houthis in Yemen did not respond to the claim.
Earlier, rebel chief Abdulmalik al-Houthi warned against “prolonging the blockade” imposed on Yemen following a November 4 Houthi missile attack that was intercepted near Riyadh international airport.
“Should the blockade continue, we know what (targets) would cause great pain and how to reach them,” he said in a speech broadcast on Al-Masira television.
Yemen’s war has resulted in deaths of more than 8600 people since the Saudi-led coalition joined the government’s war against the Houthi rebel alliance.
The country is looking at a possible famine situation as it struggles to get food and medicine through its ports.
Saudi-led group has tightened the siege on Yemen’s ports and the main international airport in Sanaa following the November 4 missile attack on Riyadh.