March 30, 2023

Abu Dhabi Airport Drone Attack: 2 Indians among 3 killed in ‘drone attack’ in Abu Dhabi; Reports | World News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Two Indians were among three people killed in Abu Dhabi on Monday after three fuel tankers exploded in an industrial area near the international airport.
The explosions are suspected to have been caused due to drone attacks, said United Arab Emirates authorities. A minor fire also broke out in a construction area at the international airport.
“Initial investigations found parts of a small plane that could possibly be a drone at both sites that could have caused the explosions and the fire,” the police said in a statement to state news agency WAM.
A Pakistani national was also killed in the explosions that occurred at the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company facility. Six others were also injured in the attack
The Industrial area, Mussafah, is situated about 20 km from the Presidential Palace and around 10 km from the US and Saudi embassies.
Houthis announce ‘military operations’ in UAE
Yemen‘s Iran-aligned Houthi movement has claimed responsibility for the attack.
The military spokesman of Yemen’s Houthi movement, which is battling a military coalition led by Saudi Arabia and including the UAE, said the group launched a military operation “deep in the UAE” and would announce details in the coming hours.
The rebels later announced that they had launched ‘military operations’ in UAE.
Pro-coalition forces backed by the UAE have recently joined fighting against the Houthis in Yemen’s energy-producing regions of Shabwa and Marib.
The UAE had largely scaled down its military presence in Yemen in 2019 but continues to hold sway through Yemeni forces it armed and trained.
The Houthis have repeatedly launched cross-border missile and drone attacks on Saudi Arabia and have in the past threatened to attack the UAE.
(With input from agencies)

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