12 injured as Saudi-led coalition destroys drone launched towards Abha airport

The injured included travellers and workers


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Published: Thu 10 Feb 2022, 1:50 PM

Last updated: Thu 10 Feb 2022, 3:55 PM

Twelve people were injured by falling debris after the Saudi military blew up a drone targeting an airport close to the Yemen border, officials said on Thursday.

Fragments fell on the airport after the attack on Abha International Airport, which has previously been targeted in similar attacks by Yemen’s Houthi rebels.

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

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

The Houthis were not blamed for the attack and there was no immediate claim of responsibility from the Iran-backed insurgents.

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