"Two drones have carried out a strike on the airbase, the target is confirmed to have been hit. The strike is a response to the escalation of tensions staged by the aggressor as well as the continuation of the blockade of our country," Houthi military spokesman Yahya Saria wrote on his Twitter page on late Thursday.
In turn, the Saudi-led coalition said that it had intercepted two explosive-laden drones sent to attack its military base.
Yemen has been gripped by an internal conflict between the government forces and the Houthi movement for over six years. Since 2015, the Saudi-led coalition fighting on the government's side has been conducting air, land and sea operations against the rebels, who control the capital of Sanaa and large areas in Yemen's north and west. The Houthis often retaliate by firing projectiles and bomber drones at the Saudi territory.