SUSPECTED jihadist forces allied to al-Qaida set off a large car bomb outside a security headquarters in Aden yesterday morning before storming the compound and placing at least four snipers on the roof.
Five Yemeni soldiers are known to have been killed and the militants took an unknown number of people prisoner inside the compound.
Shi’ite Houthi rebels claimed responsibility for a ballistic missile launched on Saturday against the King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh, which was intercepted by anti-aircraft defences.
Rocket fragments fell near the airport grounds, but air traffic carried on normally, said the civil aviation authority.
It was the first time such a missile had come so close to a major population centre, but Saudi forces have had to intercept several similar missiles in the past.
State-run news channel al-Ekhbariya said that the missile “was of limited size and no injuries or damage” had been reported.