Saudi Arabia’s air defence forces shot down on Monday two ballistic missiles over Taif.

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Saudi Arabia’s air defence forces shot down on Monday two ballistic missiles over Taif, one heading towards Makkah and the other over Jeddah, Saudi media reported.

The air defence was able to destroy the ballistic missiles fired by Iran-backed Houthis in Yemen, Al Arabiya said.

The Saudi authorities are yet to issue a formal statement.

This isn’t the first time Houthi militias have targeted Makkah — the most recent attempted attack was in July 2017.

Many Muslims took to social media to express their anger with the trending hashtag.

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