Published On: Wed, Jun 12th, 2019

Saudi Arabia airport attack: Abha Airport arrivals hall struck with rocket, scores injured | World | News


The Saudi-led Arab coalition confirmed Yemen’s Houthi group launched overnight a “terrorist” attack against Saudi Arabia’s Abha airport. At least 26 people of different nationalities who were in the arrival halls of the airport were injured at approximately 12.21am BST (2.21am local time), when the Houthis launched a projectile in the facility’s arrival area, the coalition spokesman, Colonel Turki al-Maliki, said.  

Eight have been transferred to hospital, while 18 suffered minor wounds.

Abha International Airport itself has also suffered damages, according to Colonel Turki al-Maliki. 

The spokesman added the Houthis have claimed the attack, saying through their media they did fire a cruise missile. 

This, he said, marked a “flagrant acknowledgement of responsibility for an attack against civilian targets in violation of International Humanitarian Law.”  

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