Yemen’s Houthi movement carried out an attack on Saudi Arabia’s Abha Airport that has wounded 26 civilians.
Abha airport attack leaves 26 wounded
Located in the southwestern province of Asir, Abha Airport’s arrival hall was struck by a missile that the Houthi movement claimed responsibility for. 18 people sustained minor injuries and were treated inside the airport, while another eight were hospitalized. Turki al-Malki, spokesman of the US-backed Saudi-led coalition, said, “…three women, A Yemeni, an Indian, a Saudi national with two children,” were amongst the injured civilians.
Houthi attack after two drones seized in Saudi Arabia
Tensions started building on Tuesday, 11th June, when the Houthi movement launched two drone attacks targeting Khamis Mushait in Saudi Arabia’s southwestern province; the drones were eventually intercepted. Al-Malki said, “We confirm our legitimate right in taking and implementing the proper deterrence measures in dealing with these aggressive acts.”
UAE Condemns Abha airport attack
His Excellency Dr. Anwar Mohammed Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, said, “UAE strongly condemns Houthi attack on Abha Airport in Saudi Arabia. Blatant attack on civilians & one of many attacks in the 6 months since Stockholm. Houthi militia is undermining the UNs political work & sending a message of continuing violence & hostility.”