A flurry of drones and missiles were fired towards shipping lanes in the southern Red Sea off the Yemeni port of Hodeidah, the US military said.

US Central Command, which coordinates the US’ military operations in the region and is leading a multinational task force to counter the Houthi threat, said the “complex attack” at about 21:15pm local time (18:15 GMT) involved attack drones, anti-ship cruise missiles and a ballistic missile.