Saudi forces intercept drone attack targeting Abha international airport
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Saudi forces intercept drone attack targeting Abha international airport

Saudi forces intercept drone attack targeting Abha international airport

Shrapnel was scattered in the vicinity of the airport, but there were no reports of injuries or damage

Saudi air defence forces intercepted and destroyed an explosive-laden drone launched by Yemen’s Houthis towards Abha International Airport early on Tuesday morning, according to local media reports.

The Saudi-led Arab coalition said that shrapnel was scattered in the vicinity of the airport, but reported no injuries or damage.

“We are taking operational measures to deal with sources of threats to protect civilians and civilian facilities,” the coalition said.

The latest attack comes after the coalition shot down two drones – one targeting Jazan, and the other targeting Najran – on Monday.

In February, another drone attack by the Houthis on Abha airport resulted in a civilian plane catching fire, although there were no reports of any injuries.

Read: Saudi Arabia’s Abha airport attacked; civilian plane catches fire

The Abha airport also faced another drone attack in 2019, which killed one person and left nine civilians injured.

Read: Houthi drone attack on Saudi Arabia’s Abha Airport leaves nine injured

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