Abu Dhabi fuel tankers explosion: Terror groups cannot tamper with region's security, says senior official

Comments came after suspected drone attacks resulted in two fires in the UAE Capital


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Published: Mon 17 Jan 2022, 8:37 PM

Last updated: Mon 17 Jan 2022, 10:41 PM

The UAE is dealing with the Houthi attack on some civilian facilities in Abu Dhabi “transparently and responsibly”, an official has said.

Taking to Twitter, Dr Anwar Gargash, Diplomatic Advisor to the UAE President, said terror groups cannot tamper with the safety and security of the region.

Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation also condemned the Houthi attack on UAE soil.

He said, "We condemn the Houthi militia's targeting of civilian areas and facilities on UAE soil today. We reiterate that those responsible for this unlawful targeting of our country will be held accountable."

The comments came after suspected drone attacks resulted in two fires in the UAE Capital. One fire at the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) caused explosions in three petroleum tankers in Mussafah, killing three employees and wounding six.

Adnoc said the incident happened at 10am on Monday morning at its Mussafah Fuel Depot.

Another fire broke out in the construction area of the Abu Dhabi Airport. The incident “resulted in a short disruption for a small number of flights”, Etihad had said in a statement earlier.


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