SANAA, July 25 (Xinhua) -- Yemen's Houthi rebels said they launched a drone attack at a Saudi air base early on Thursday, Houthi-run al-Masirah TV reported.
The attack targeted King Khaled Air Base in the border city of Khamis Mushait in southwestern Saudi Arabia, said the television.
However, Turki Al Maliki, spokesman of the Saudi-led coalition involved in the Yemeni war, denied the reports that King Khaled Air Base was targeted by the Houthis' bomb-laden drone.
The drone was intercepted and destroyed without causing casualties, he was quoted by the Saudi-owned Al Arabiya television as saying.
Houthi rebels have recently stepped up drone attacks on Saudi Arabia, but most of the drones were intercepted by the kingdom's air forces.
Saudi Arabia has been leading an Arab military coalition against Iran-allied Houthis in Yemen for more than four years in support of the exiled internationally-recognized government of Yemeni President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.