Ten people were wounded Friday in a drone attack launched by Houthi rebels in Yemen and targeted an international airport in Jizan in southern Saudi Arabia, according to the official Saudi media, the day after a similar attack also targeted an airport in Abha.
The official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) quoted the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen on Friday evening, declaring that “the attempted hostile attack (on King Abdullah Airport in Jizan) was carried out with a booby-trapped drone, and as a result, 10 civilians were injured, including passengers and airport employees.”
The coalition indicated that the toll includes “six Saudi travelers and airport workers, three Bangladeshi workers and a Sudanese worker,” without specifying the severity of their condition.
The coalition had announced earlier that the attack was caused by the fall of a hostile projectile on the airport, through which “thousands of civilian passengers, citizens and residents of different nationalities” pass, and resulted in five minor injuries.
The coalition spokesman, Brigadier General Turki al-Maliki, said that “targeting a civilian airport may amount to a war crime for deliberately targeting civilians.”
Al-Ekhbariya account on Twitter published pictures showing broken windows, while the channel’s correspondent stated that “movement is normal in the vicinity of the airport.”
There has been no comment from the Houthi rebels so far.
And on Wednesday night, four people were slightly injured after the interception of a booby-trapped drone attack targeting Abha Airport in the south of the Kingdom.
On August 31, eight people were injured and a civilian aircraft was damaged in a march attack against the same airport.
That attack came hours after a similar attack that did not cause any injuries, but rather obstructed navigation.
Since 2015, Saudi Arabia has led a military coalition in support of the internationally recognized Yemeni government, which has been engaged in a bloody conflict against the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels, since they seized control of the capital, Sanaa, and other areas in 2014.
The conflict in Yemen has killed tens of thousands of people, including many civilians, and caused the worst humanitarian crisis in the world, according to the United Nations.
The Houthi rebels have recently escalated their attacks on the southern cities of the kingdom using drones and ballistic missiles. Last September witnessed seven attacks, the most prominent of which was a ballistic missile attack that injured two children in Dammam, in the oil-rich Eastern Province.
After a period of relative calm that lasted about a week, the rebels resumed their attacks again.
© 2021 AFP
These were the details of the news Ten wounded in a drone attack on an airport in Jizan,... for this day. We hope that we have succeeded by giving you the full details and information. To follow all our news, you can subscribe to the alerts system or to one of our different systems to provide you with all that is new.
It is also worth noting that the original news has been published and is available at saudi24news and the editorial team at AlKhaleej Today has confirmed it and it has been modified, and it may have been completely transferred or quoted from it and you can read and follow this news from its main source.