The United Arab Emirates (UAE) officials reported on Sunday that a ballistic missile launched by Yemen’s Houthi group had been intercepted and destroyed.
Issuing a statement through its Twitter account, the UAE Defense Ministry said, “air defense intercepted and destroyed a ballistic missile launched by the Houthi group towards the country.”
The Houthi attack came on the same night that Israel’s President Isaac Herzog paid an official visit to the UAE. Herzog’s visit was the first of its kind that an Israeli head of state made to the Gulf country.
The ministry statement also noted that the attack caused no damage. Destroyed missiles fell in a wasteland and produced no casualties, the statement added.
Israeli President Isaac Herzog will reportedly not end his visit, according to presidential spokesperson Eylon Levy. Speaking to reporters, Levy stated that “the visit is expected to continue as planned.”
President Herzog is expected to hold talks with Dubai’s Ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and other high-ranking officials, as well as pay a visit to the Dubai Expo.
Meanwhile, the Houthi group maintains attacks towards Yemen. The Yemeni army reported early on Monday that the Iran-supported group launched a missile attack towards southeastern Yemen, targeting civilian areas. As a result of the attack, at least 4 people were killed and five others were injured.