One person killed, 21 injured in attack on Saudi airport

One Syrian resident was killed in the attack by Houthi militias on the Abha International Airport
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The Saudi Press Agency said of the 21 injured at Abha International Airport, four were Indians, two Egyptians, 13 Saudi and two Bangladeshis.
The Saudi Press Agency said of the 21 injured at Abha International Airport, four were Indians, two Egyptians, 13 Saudi and two Bangladeshis.

One Syrian resident was killed and 21 injured during a terrorist attack on the Abha International Airport in Saudi Arabia, according to the Saudi Press Agency.

Colonel Turki Almalki, the official spokesman for the Coalition to Restore Legitimacy in Yemen, earlier put the number injured at seven.

"At 21.10, Sunday, the Iranian-aligned Houthi militias launched an attack on the Abha International Airport via which thousands of civilians, including Saudis and residents of various nationalities, are transiting on a daily basis," Almalki said in a comment published by the Saudi Press Agency.

The Saudi Press Agency said of the 21 injured, four were Indians, two Egyptians, 13 Saudi and two Bangladeshis.

Several countries, including Bahrain, Djibouti, Kuwait, Afghanistan, Egypt, Jordan, Yemen and the United Arab Emirates condemned the attack.

In a statement, the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC) condemned the terrorist attack which, it said, flies in the face of all international laws and conventions.

"The UAE strongly condemns this terrorist act and labels it as new evidence of the Iranian-backed Houthi militias' hostile and terrorist tendencies to undermine security and stability in the region," the statement issued by UAE news agency WAM said.

"The UAE re-iterates its solidarity with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia against any threat to its security and stability and supports all measures taken by the Saudi government to maintain the security of its citizens and residents," the statement continued.

"The security of the UAE and of the Kingdom is indivisible," it noted, adding, "any threat or danger to Saudi Arabia's security is considered a threat to UAE's security and stability."

Source: Arabian Business

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