Yemeni army units allied to the Houthi militia fired a ballistic missile toward southern SaudiArabia on Wednesday but the Saudi military said it intercepted it and retaliated with air strikes on Yemeni territory.

Residents in Yemen’s capital Sanaa reported hearing a big roar as the Scud was launched from near the city, followed by Saudi-led air strikes on a presidential palace and a military depot for rockets.

Brigadier General Sharaf Luqman, a spokesman for the Yemeni forces fighting alongside the Houthis, said the missile was aimed at an electricity station in Saudi Arabia’s Jizan province. […]