A ship carrying Scud-type missiles, originating in North Korea, was intercepted in the Arabian Sea on Tuesday, the White House said, according to The Associated Press. U.S. officials said the missiles were at least initially headed for Yemen. The ship was stopped and boarded about 600 miles east of the Horn of Africa, after being watched by U.S. intelligence. About a dozen short- to medium-range missiles, similar to the Scud missiles used by Iraq in the Persian Gulf War, were on board, the officials said. The ship was stopped by two vessels from the Spanish Navy participating in Operation Enduring Freedom, the anti-terrorism force led by the U.S. The Spanish ships halted "Sosan" east of the island of Socotora and called U.S. authorities for aid, the AP reported. The Spanish Navy boarded the ship after the Korean crew refused to identify themselves. The captain told Spanish officials the ship was carrying cement.