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Soldiers loyal to Yemen’s President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi ride in a pick-up truck during a parade in Marib province on May 25, 2015. AFP

The Saudi Arabian air force intercepted a ballistic missile fired from Yemen, Saudi state news agency SPA reported on Monday.

The missile was launched from Yemeni territory heading towards the city of Abha, the capital of southwestern Asir province, and was intercepted at 6:10 a.m., SPA reported.

Houthis in Yemen have previously fired missiles towards Saudi Arabia.

This was at least the fourth missile launch since United Nations-brokered peace talks began in Kuwait in April between the government of President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi and the insurgency delegation.

Saudi Arabia has deployed Patriot missile batteries to counter tactical ballistic missiles which have been fired occasionally during the war.