The Saudi Royal Air Defense Forces intercepted a ballistic missile fired by Houthi militias toward the southern border region of Jazan on Sunday. Col.
He claimed that the missiles were launched to deliberately target civilians.
At least three civilians were confirmed dead after a Houthi missile targeted the border city of Jazan, the coalition fighting to restore legitimacy in Yemen has said.
The coalition said it would retaliate against anyone who threatens the safety of its citizens and residents.
The Houthis, allied with Iran, have fired a series of missiles into the kingdom in recent months, with some hitting the capital, Riyadh.
The Saudi-led coalition faces widespread global criticism for its air attacks in Yemen that have killed many civilians.
Riyadh accuses its regional rival Tehran of supplying the Houthis with ballistic missiles, a charge Iran denies.
Saudi Arabia, the UAE and other Arab joined the Yemen war in March 2015, to help support the Yemeni government which had fled the capital Sanaa in 2014.
Almost 10,000 people have been killed since the alliance launched its intervention in Yemen in March 2015, contributing to what the United Nations has called the world's worst humanitarian crisis.
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