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The US military says it has shot down a missile fired towards one of its warships from a Houthi area of Yemen.

The anti-ship cruise missile – fired towards the USS Laboon in the Red Sea – was downed off the coast of Hudaydah by a US fighter aircraft.

No injuries or damage were reported in the incident on Sunday afternoon.

It comes after the US and UK launched strikes aimed at degrading the military capability of the Houthis, who have been attacking Red Sea cargo ships.

The US and UK hit nearly 30 locations in Yemen on Friday, reportedly including arms depots, logistical hubs and air defence systems.

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