Saudi denies Yemen rebel claims of Scud strike

AP News
Posted: Jun 30, 2015 6:34 AM

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The Saudi military says no Scud missiles have struck the country, rebutting claims by Yemeni rebels that they launched a missile targeting the kingdom.

Yemen's Houthi rebels said late Monday that they launched a Scud at a Saudi military base that is located about 700 kilometers (435 miles) southeast of the capital, Riyadh.

The Saudi Ministry of Defense said in a statement Tuesday that the military base in question is secure and that no missiles had reached it.

The military also said Tuesday that a soldier died the previous day from wounds sustained in a Houthi strike launched from Yemen against the Saudi border region of Najran.

Saudi Arabia is leading a coalition of countries targeting the Houthis and allied forces loyal to former President Ali Abdullah Saleh.