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Saudi: 8 wounded, airplane damaged after Houthi drone hits Abha airport

Eight staff members of were injured when the Arab Coalition intercepted a drone targeting Abha International Airport on Tuesday, the coalition’s spokesman Brigadier General Turki al-Maliki said.

The attempted attack came just hours after the Iran-backed Houthi militia launched an explosive drone towards the airport.

Shrapnel scattered around the premises of the airport injuring the staff members.

A Bangladeshi worker is in critical condition as a result, while two Indians and another Bangladeshi worker were in moderate risk, the spokesman said.

Another Bangladeshi, one Nepali, an Indian, and a Saudi national sustained minor injuries, he added.

A 320 commercial aircraft was also damaged in the attack, al-Maliki said.


Al Arabiya

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