Oct 6 (Reuters) – The Saudi-led coalition combating in Yemen stated on Wednesday it intercepted an explosives-laden drone concentrating on Saudi Arabia’s Abha worldwide airport, Saudi state TV reported.
The coalition stated the drone’s particles scattered, 4 employees on the airport have been barely injured, and the glass of some facades was shattered.
Saudi state TV reported that navigation site visitors within the airport is regular after it was halted quickly.
The coalition blamed the Iran-aligned Houthis in Yemen for the tried assault.
“The Houthi try to focus on civilians at Abha airport as a civilian airport is a battle crime,” state TV reported, citing the coalition.
The coalition added that it’s taking “operational measures to neutralize the sources of menace” used within the tried assault on the airport.
It stated it destroyed the drone’s launching web site within the Yemeni province of Saada.
The coalition additionally destroyed three explosives-laden boats within the Yemeni province of Hodeidah that had been readied for imminent assaults, the Saudi state-news company stated on Twitter earlier on Wednesday. read more
The coalition intervened in Yemen in 2015, backing forces of the ousted authorities of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi towards the Houthis.
Reporting by Nayera Abdallah
Modifying by Diane Craft and Grant McCool
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