Iran-aligned Yemeni Houthi rebels have struck a power station in Saudi Arabia’s southern province of Jizan with a cruise missile, according to reports by the group’s Al Masirah TV channel.
Al Masirah said the reported attack took place in Al Shuqaiq city late on Wednesday evening. On Thursday, the Saudi-United Arab Emirates (UAE) led military coalition inYemenconfirmed rebel Houthi forces had fired a rocket at a desalination plant in Al Shuqaiq, but said no one was wounded in the attack and there was no damage caused to the facility.
In a statement carried by the official Saudi Press Agency SPA, coalition officials also said Saudi security forces were working to determine what type of projectile had been used.
The confirmation came after White House officials said US PresidentDonald Trumphad been briefed about a reported strike on the kingdom’s “critical infrastructure”, without giving details of possible damage or casualties.