|12 June, 2019

Houthi militia target Abha airport in Saudi Arabia

Cruise missile attack injures 26 civilians.

A view of houses and buildings in Abha, Saudi Arabia April 18, 2017. Image for illustrative purposes.

A view of houses and buildings in Abha, Saudi Arabia April 18, 2017. Image for illustrative purposes.

REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser

DUBAI: The Iran-backed Houthi militia targeted Abha international airport in Saudi Arabia, which injured 26 civilians, the spokesperson of the Saudi-led Arab coalition said on Wednesday.

The attack took place in the early hours of Wednesday morning, the Saudi Press Agency reported from a statement given by Col. Turki Al-Maliki.

The attack resulted in the injury of 26 civilians of different nationalities, including three women (Yemeni, Indian, Saudi) and two Saudi children. At least 18 were admitted to hospital for treatment of minor injuries.

Al-Maliki said that the military and security forces were working to determine the type of weapon used for the attack.

The Houthi militia claimed full responsibility for the attack through an announcement on a Houthi-affiliated television channel, Al-Masirah, where they said a cruise missile was used.

Al-Maliki concluded his statement by stressing that the leadership of coalition condemns the acts of terrorism and immoral violations committed by the Houthi militia against civilians.

He added that the coalition will take urgent measures to ensure the safety and protection of civilians.

Arab News: Copyright: Arab News © 2017 All rights reserved. Provided by SyndiGate Media Inc. ( www.Syndigate.info ).

Disclaimer: The content of this article is syndicated or provided to this website from an external third party provider. We are not responsible for, and do not control, such external websites, entities, applications or media publishers. The body of the text is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis and has not been edited in any way. Neither we nor our affiliates guarantee the accuracy of or endorse the views or opinions expressed in this article. Read our full disclaimer policy here.

© Arab News 2019

More From GCC