12 injured as drone destroyed at Saudi airport: officials



2022-02-10 12:14:00

(*12*)File picture, taken throughout a guided tour with the Saudi army on June 13, 2019, reveals a employee inspecting the injury at Abha airport in Saudi Arabia, someday after a insurgent missile assault. —  Fayez Nureldine, AFP

RIYADH: Twelve folks have been injured by falling particles after the Saudi army blew up a drone focusing on an airport near the Yemen border, officials stated on Thursday.

Fragments fell on the airport after the assault on Abha Worldwide Airport, which has beforehand been focused in comparable assaults by Yemen’s Huthi rebels.

“Saudi defence forces destroyed a drone launched towards Abha International Airport,” the official Saudi Press Company stated in a tweet.

“We will take firm operational action to respond to the threat to civilian airports and travellers,” it added.

The Huthis weren’t blamed for the assault and there was no fast declare of accountability from the Iran-backed insurgents.

The rebels, preventing a Saudi-led coalition since 2015, have incessantly launched drone assaults at Saudi targets together with airports and oil installations.

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