On 27 July 2017, the Saudi Defence Forces intercepted a ballistic missile

69 kilometers away from Makkah at Al-Wasliya area of Taif Province. The ballistic missile, known as Burkan-1 was reported to have been launched by the Houthi rebels in Yemen. No casualties were reported as a result of the attack.

Malaysia condemns this abhorrent act which could threaten the safety of pilgrims and hopes that the perpetrators will be brought to justice.

Malaysia stands firm in its solidarity with Saudi Arabia in preserving the security and sanctity of the Two Holy Cities, Makkah and Madinah.

Malaysia hopes that the ongoing conflict in Yemen will be resolved peacefully.

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Malaysia