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Houthi drone attack on Saudi Arabia's Abha Airport leaves nine injured

July 2, 2019 at 8:16 am

A drone attack by Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi movement on Abha Airport in Saudi Arabia early on Tuesday left nine people injured, a Saudi-led coalition statement said, reports Reuters.

The Saudi-led coalition in Yemen said in the statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency that among the nine civilians injured were one Indian and eight Saudis. All were in stable condition.

The Houthis, who are fighting in neighbouring Yemen, have recently stepped up attacks against targets in Saudi Arabia, which is leading a coalition battling them.

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A spokesman for the Houthis said the group had carried out a “large operation” targeting the airport, according to the group’s Al-Masirah TV.

Saudi owned Al-Arabiya TV also said Abha Airport had resumed flights.

A Syrian resident of Saudi Arabia last month died from wounds sustained in a drone attack on Abha Airport that was claimed by the Houthi movement in Yemen.