The Saudi-led Arab Coalition's Patriot system intercepted two ballistic missiles fired by the Shiite Houthi militants on the Red Sea coast city of Mocha in western Yemen on Sunday night, a military official told Xinhua.
Yemen's Houthis have recently stepped up attacks on the kingdom using missiles that Saudi Arabia and the United States say are being provided by Iran.
"If the Houthis continue targeting industrial or residential facilities, the response will be hard and painful", said the Saudi-led coalition's spokesman, Col Turki Al Malki.
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Najran, a Saudi border city with Yemen, has come under constant fire from Houthi ballistic missiles, causing human and material losses since the conflict began.
The Houthis have fired dozens of missiles into Saudi Arabia since past year, all of which were intercepted.
In a statement, the Saudi-backed government said the drones are "made in Iran", adding Yemen's military did not possess such aircraft and it was "impossible to manufacture them locally". However, Sanaa remains under rebel control.
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He said the missile was launched "in an intentional manner to wreak havoc, in densely populated areas".
Saudi Arabia and Arab partners including the UAE intervened against the Houthis in Yemen's war in 2015 to restore the internationally recognised government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.
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