Yemen's Ansarullah movement said it carried out a drone attack on Saudi Arabia’s Abha airport on Wednesday which the Saudi-led coalition said had set a plane on fire.

Iran PressMiddle East: The spokesman of the Armed Forces, Brigadier General Yahya Saree said four Houthi drones were used in an attack on Abha airport, in southern Saudi Arabia, on Wednesday afternoon.

Abha International Airport is about 120 km (75 miles) from the border with Yemen.

Sarea said the attack was in response to relentless airstrikes and other crimes in Yemen by the Saudi-led coalition.

Earlier on Wednesday, the coalition said it had intercepted and destroyed two armed drones launched by the Yemenis.

Saudi Arabia and a number of its regional allies launched the devastating war on Yemen in March 2015 in order to bring the country’s former president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi back to power and crush the Ansarullah movement.

Since then, over 100,000 people have been killed, according to the US-based Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (ACLED).