Al Jazeera has reported that Yemen's Houthi rebels have claimed responsibility for the attack, saying they launched the Burkan 2-H missile that covered a distance of 500 kilometers from the Saudi-Yemeni border before being intercepted.
Prior to that, reports of a blast at the King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh emerged. Social media users have said that pieces of a missile crashed onto the airport.
A Riyadh-based newspaper Al Riyadh has released a video on its Twitter account allegedly showing the interception of a missile.
Photos, allegedly pieces of the intercepted missile, have also emerged on the web.
Houthis are Shi'ite militants that have been involved in the Yemeni civil war that started when the Saudi-led coalition launched its air campaign in the country in 2015. They have been fighting against the government headed by President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi.